Former South African Revenue Service (SARS) boss Tom Moyane is on Friday morning expected to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan at the Commission Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg. The commission’s chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo ruled this week that Moyane may cross-examine Gordhan, subject to certain conditions.[…]
An internal SARS report has recommended that the actions of Hawks officers, who “interrogated” and threatened tax officials, be investigated as their conduct potentially constitutes an abuse of power. The report, a March 2020 document obtained by News24 and handed to SARS boss Edward Kieswetter, reveals details of interviews an[…]
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has warned non-compliant taxpayers and traders that it will act firmly and professionally with them. SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has highlighted enforcement actions across various industries. The offences, include VAT fraud amounting to R5 billion, understatement in income tax declarations amounting to another R4 billion, as[…]
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is determined to make adverse findings against him “irrespective of the evidence to the contrary before her”. In doing so, she acted with “improper or ulterior purpose”, Gordhan added. In a supplementary application filed on Monday as part of his[…]
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Wednesday that it has placed another executive, Mmamathe Makheke-Mokhuane, on precautionary suspension pending the finalisation of a disciplinary process into serious allegations of misconduct. Makheke-Mokhuane becomes fifth Sars executive in suspension This brings the number of executives at SARS currently on precautionary[…]
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is investigating the recruitment and selection of SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter. Her spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe, confirmed this to News24 on Wednesday. In response to questions, Segalwe confirmed the Public Protector was investigating two matters related to employment and SARS human resource processes. This was based on[…]
When it rains, it bloody-well pours for Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The embattled Public Protector is fighting two of the most powerful people in the country through the courts, but she is also facing some more personal issues. Her current schedule reads like a nightmare version of a Craig David song. Why Busisiwe[…]
A key witness that Publilc Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane quotes in her report on public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has told the Sunday Times that he was never a member of the South African Revenue Services (Sars) ‘rogue unit’. In fact, according to the article, Keletso Bizoski Manyike worked as a[…]
A traveller was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport this week after customs officers found around three kilograms of heroin in his luggage, the SA Revenue Service (SARS) said on Friday. The heroin had an estimated street value of approximately R1 million. SARS customs detector dogs uncovered the powdery[…]
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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