SARS News

Scams

3 March 2022 – Beware of the latest scams that are sent to taxpayers via email and SMS: Statement of Account, Tax refunds and Letter of summons. To see more examples of scams, please visit the Scams and Phishing webpage.

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Department of Labour News

National Health Insurance

The National Health Insurance (NHI) is a health financing system that is designed to pool funds to provide access to quality affordable personal health services for all South Africans based on their health needs, irrespective of their socio-economic status. NHI is...

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The Mendi Decoration for Bravery

The Decoration is awarded to South African citizens who have performed an extraordinary act of bravery that placed their lives in great danger, or who lost their own lives including in trying to save the life of another person, or by saving property, in or outside the...

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Broadcasting Digital Migration

Minister of Communications Ms Faith Muthambi took the first digital terrestrial television milestone, the households registration process for set-top-boxes, to the Square Kilometre Array community of Keimoes, Kai Garib Municipality, Northern Cape on 2 October 2015....

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How to raise cash for studies

If your family cannot afford to pay for your studies, don’t despair. There are several options available to deserving students who have trouble paying for their studies. Tertiary education is very expensive. For example, the average tuition fee for first-year studies...

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SAIT

Hope for SARS Rejuvenation

<!----> HOPE FOR SARS REJUVENATION Author: Gasant Jacobs After the devastation at SARS and, in the face of economic challenges, can SARS regain the respect of taxpayers and its position as enforcer of equitable tax laws? Find out why the writer of this article...

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The Rising Global Tide of Wealth Taxes

THE RISING GLOBAL TIDE OF WEALTH TAXES Author: Madeleine Schubert For some fresh views on the desirability and feasibility of wealth taxes, read our article! Global political conflict between the left and the right wing has resulted in much debate on how an individual...

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Collecting Tax Debts: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child.

COLLECTING TAX DEBTS: SPARE THE ROD, SPOIL THE CHILD Author: Ruan Botha How much tax debt is actually outstanding and does SARS have the capacity to collect all revenues due? South Africa has passed its first wave of COVID-19 and, with no ace up its sleeve, it takes...

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Is Poor Tax Compliance Akin to Culpable Homicide?

IS POOR TAX COMPLIANCE AKIN TO CULPABLE HOMICIDE? Author: Suzanne Smit Our article looks at a recent change to the non-compliance provisions in three tax acts where it is no longer required for SARS to link poor compliance with wilful intent in order to prove a...

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Continuing Crackdown On Loan Funding to Trusts

CONTINUING CRACKDOWN ON LOAN FUNDING TO TRUSTS Author: Neil Hughes Setting up a trust and loaning money to the trust at no or reduced interest used to be an effective estate planning tool. Our article takes you through the history and the current version of section 7C...

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