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Dali Mpofu, who has come to the defence of suspended SARS boss Tom Moyane, is now on the stand at the SARS Inquiry, with Moyane expected to follow.
The public enterprises minister has accused suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane of "gross dereliction of duty" for lifting the suspension of controversial official Jonas Makwakwa without good reason.
The commission, to be chaired by retired Judge Robert Nugent, will have powers to enter and search premises, summons witnesses and compel entities or persons to provide it with documentation.
SUSPENDED South African Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane legal team says it will head to court over technical aspect of his disciplinary inquiry.
The "rogue unit" report that KPMG produced on the SA Revenue Service was "grossly unfair" to former finance minister Pravin Gordhan which has led to undesirable consequences, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
SARS boss Tom Moyane has rid the revenue service of its capacity to go after big tax dodgers with his crusade against what KPMG falsely termed the “rogue unit”, writes Max du Preez.
The Hawks have told former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and his one-time deputy, Jabu Moleketi to provide affidavits on the creation of a special investigative unit at SARS.
President Jacob Zuma says he no longer sees the need to mediate between the Finance Ministry and the SA Revenue Service as the respective leaders have a “good working relationship”.
Judge Dennis Davis who heads up the Davis Tax Committee has attacked and affronted SARS and therefore there has been a breakdown in trust, according to Commissioner Tom Moyane.
The chances of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan staying in his post have brightened after he won the backing of Cabinet and was appointed to a task force on education.
The tax agency's former communications chief Adrian Lackay has started his testimony at the SARS Inquiry.
A director of a factory equipment supplier has explained how the bulk of R600 000 – which she borrowed from a friend to pursue an alleged tender scam – ended up in former top tax official Jonas Makwakwa's account.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s proclamation of the inquiry into SARS is a positive development and will go a long way to redeem the revenue service’s reputation, says legal expert Lawson Naidoo .
SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane has said the internal inquiry that led to the reinstatement of top SARS official Jonas Makwakwa was a "patently fair, unbiased and independent process".
The auditing profession is based on trust. An auditor that has shown it cannot be trusted – like KPMG has done, doing irreparable damage to SA – doesn’t deserve customers, says Simon Brown.
Jonas Makwakwa, former second-in-command at SARS, has been earning a full salary with benefits and other provisions for close to a year since his suspension, but the monetary amount of the salary and benefits is a mystery.
Jonas Makwakwa, second-in-command at SARS, has been on paid leave for the past nine months amid an investigation into suspicious payments into his bank account.
SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane says there's still no news on how the investigation into suspended official Jonas Makwakwa is progressing.
The South African Revenue Service appears to be abusing tax laws that allow for extended time for audits, documents and other delaying tactics, said the Democratic Alliance.
The rand has rallied against the dollar after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan described fraud charges against him as frivolous, adding he intended to continue in his job.
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