The SA Revenue Service (Sars) has found a little extra cash for a slight improvement in its wage offer to staff. Two weeks ago the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and the Public Servants Association (PSA) embarked on a strike after the revenue office offered a 1.39% wage[…]
Road freight operators say the strike by thousands of SARS workers is starting to affect movement of cargo at some of the country’s major ports of entry. Workers downed tools yesterday, demanding a 12% wage increase while the employer is offer a 1.3%. SARS has maintained that customs operations at ports of[…]
The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has reminded the public that several SARS offices will remain closed on Wednesday as its members proceed with official strike action. Nehawu and the Public Servants Association are demanding a 7% wage increase across the board. NEHAWU’s president Mike Shingange says,[…]
The net tax revenue of the SA Revenue Service (Sars) for the 2021/22 financial year is R1.563-trillion. “This represents an increase of 25% or R314bn compared to the prior year. Interestingly, this is a 15.3% growth from the pre-Covid year 2019/20,” said Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter in Pretoria on Friday.[…]
South African Revenue Services (Sars) Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says tax practitioners are not always the most tax compliant and owe it R1.3 billion. Kieswetter appealed to tax regulatory bodies to assist Sars in becoming compliant. “You can imagine someone who holds a position of trust and who should be held[…]
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[…]
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