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Sars eyes Bosasa ‘tax dodgers’

In a first, dramatic move to deal with individuals implicated at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture, SA’s tax authority has concluded preliminary investigations that are likely to result in individuals not only being served with hefty bills, but also charged for under-declaration of income, overstated expenses and[…]

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Nehawu engaging members on SARS wage offer

The National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) says it is still engaging its members on SA Revenue Service (SARS) latest wage offer. This as workers affiliated to labour union Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) are reporting for work on Tuesday morning. The PSA – which is the majority[…]

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Malema: ‘We are not scared of you, Trevor Manuel’

EFF leader Julius Malema has dared former finance minister Trevor Manuel to take him or his party to court over remarks he has made on the appointment of news SARS commissioner, Edward Kieswetter. The EFF insinuated that Manuel had chose Kieswetter in a flawed process, going further to label him[…]

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SARS obtains interim interdict against Nehawu, PSA

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) says it has obtained an interim court order interdicting the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) members from picketing in places other than those specified in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)[…]

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Ousted Tom Moyane hits back at President Ramaphosa

Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane‚ a day after being dismissed from the post‚ is accusing President Cyril Ramaphosa of committing violations against the constitution and of pre-empting legal processes that are underway. Ramaphosa’s office said on Thursday evening that he had accepted the recommendation of the[…]

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Cosatu: Further VAT exemptions may not benefit the poor

With the expert panel on the zero-rated value-added tax items having submitted its report to National Treasury, labour has questioned whether the recommendations – once implemented – will benefit the poor. In a statement, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) parliamentary coordinator Matthew Parks overall welcomed the additional “basic[…]

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SARS releases tax offenders list

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has released a list of ten tax offenders who have been convicted, and sentenced, for failing to submit their tax returns. The majority of them are business people who are relatively well known, such as former Bafana Bafana soccer star Teko Modise. SARS says[…]

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Calls for a clamp down on illicit tobacco trade

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has called on the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to “immediately reinstate” specialised units to clamp down on illegal cigarette sales, which are costing the economy billions in lost revenue each year. In a statement issued on Thursday, BLSA responded to a report issued by[…]

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