​Media Releases Archive-2010

 

 

  • SARS to extend office hours - 23 February 2010
    Pretoria, 23 February 2010 - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will extend its operating hours at all branch offices on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2010. Branch offices will open at 07:30am and close at 17:00am to facilitate taxpayers in meeting their payment deadlines

 

 

 

  • 32kg seizure of Khat continues a busy week for SARS Customs Officials - 4 March 2010
    Pretoria, 04 March 2010 – The South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) Customs detector dogs and handlers at OR Tambo International seized 32kg of Khat with an estimated street value of R4, 1 million on Monday afternoon. Khat contains cathinone which is similar to ephedrine and is a classified as a narcotic in South Africa, therefore prohibited.

 

 

 

  • SARS announces changes to cheque deposits - 17 March 2010
    Pretoria, 17 March 2010 - From 1 April 2010, the South African Revenue Service will NO LONGER accept cheque payments made using the abbreviation ‘SARS’. All cheques must from 1 April 2010 be made out to “South African Revenue Service”.

 

  • Tax Statistics 2009 - 18 March 2010
    PRETORIA, 18 MARCH 2010 - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) and National Treasury today release the 2009 Tax Statistics publication which builds and expands on the first publication in 2008.

 

 

 

  • Search and Seizure at Hartebeespoort Dam - 29 March 2010
    Pretoria, March 29 2010 – Investigators from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) today carried out search and seizure warrants at a business premises in the Hartebeespoort Dam area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 500 000 DVD’s worth R27 million destroyed - 4 June 2010
    Pretoria, June 04 2010 - South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials observed the destruction of close to 500 000 pirated films with an estimated value of approximately R27 million at a metal and plastic recycling plant in Brakpan on Wednesday.

 

  • 15750 Suspected counterfeit jersey’s detained at Kopfontein Border Post - 8 June 2010
    Pretoria, 08 June 2010 - South African Revenue Service Customs officials at Kopfontein Border Post detained 15 750 suspected counterfeit Bafana Bafana jerseys. The consignment valued at R9, 43 million was detained at the Border post with Botswana after an inspection was conducted as a result of mis-declaration (declared as shoes) to SARS Customs

 

 

  • SARS and SAPS seize R25, 6m of narcotics - 14 June 2010
    Pretoria, 14 June 2010 – South African Revenue Service Enforcement and Customs officials carried out a joint operation with the South African Police Service Counter Intelligence division and the Asset Forfeiture Unit seizing narcotics with an estimated street value of R25,6-million.

 

 

 

 

  • South African gets World Customs post - 30 June 2010
    Pretoria, 30 June 2010 – The South African Revenue Service is proud to announce that one of its senior officials, Mr Erich Kieck, who is the Group Executive: Customs Strategy and Policy at SARS, has been elected to head capacity building at the World Customs Organisation (WCO).

 

 

  • Deductions from salaries and bank accounts - 8 July 2010
    Pretoria, 8 July 2010 – Following numerous queries regarding the announcement that SARS intends to deduct unpaid administrative penalties from salaries and bank accounts beginning in September, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) would like to reassure taxpayers that this planned step is a last resort that affects only a minority of non-compliant taxpayers.

 

 

 

 

 

  • R4 million worth of abalone confiscated - 16 August 2010
    Pretoria, 16 August 2010 – Investigators of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) confiscated 1.6 million tons (28 764 individual animals) of abalone (perlemoen) with an estimated value of R4 million this weekend, that was in the process of being smuggled out of South Africa on a commercial container vessel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SARS clamps down on illegal second-hand-car importers - 8 October 2010
    Pretoria, 08 October 2010 - Members of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), along with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Home Affairs today ended a week long joint operation targeting illegal second hand vehicle importers in Durban.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SARS opens Edenvale office - 1 December 2010
    Pretoria, 1 December 2010 – Following a successful 2010 Tax Season which saw millions of taxpayers filing their tax returns on time, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is expanding its footprint through the opening of a new branch in Edenvale, Johannesburg.

 

 

  • Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment - 15 December 2010
    Pretoria 15 December 2010 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) welcomes the clarification of a number of important principles by the Supreme Court of Appeal on 1 December 2010 in the case of SARS versus NWK Ltd.

 

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