Media Releases Archive-2012

  • Tax returns exceed 4 million milestone
    Pretoria, Sunday 29 January 2012 – South African taxpayers have raised the tax compliance bar yet again.For the first time in this country’s history the number of individual tax returns received for any specific tax year has exceeded the 4 million mark.






  • Implementing requirements for new dividends tax
    Pretoria, 25 April 2012 – Companies and regulated intermediaries that need to submit tax returns and make payments to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for the new dividends tax have been able to do so from 20 April 2012. SARS eFiling or a SARS branch office may be used for this purpose.





  • Everyone can be good at Tax
    Pretoria, 2 July 2012 – Today we are proud to avail important new details of the 2012 Tax Season for individual taxpayers and trusts.


  • Promulgation of Tax Administration ACT 2011
    Pretoria 5 July 2012 – The Tax Administration Bill was promulgated into law yesterday (Act 28 of 2011) in Government Gazette 35491 of 4 July 2012. In terms of section 272 of the Act, the Act will come into operation on a date to be determined by the President by proclamation in the Gazette. SARS’s preparations for the implementation of the Act are at an advanced stage and it anticipated that it will come into operation within the next three months.


  • African treaty to reduce tax fraud and evasion
    Pretoria, 23 July 2012 - The exchange of information among African tax administrations to combat fraud and tax evasion will be in the spotlight when member states of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) meet in Pretoria this week.




  • Border Posts closed
    Pretoria, 7 August 2012 - The National Border Control Operational Committee has advised that the following Border Posts between South Africa and Lesotho have been affected by the current extremely cold weather conditions.



  • More help available for eFiling
    Pretoria, 3 September 2012 — The latest service initiative by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to help taxpayers with eFiling went live this morning.






  • 2012 Tax Statistics is released
    CAPE TOWN, 22 October 2012 – The 2012 Tax Statistics bulletin is released four months earlier than the previous four publications and precedes the tabling of the 2012 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) by the Minister of Finance.


  • SARS Customs stops R7 million worth of cocaine entering the country
    Pretoria, 23 October 2012 - Yesterday morning, 22 October 2012, a male passenger who had arrived in the country on flight SA223 from Sao Paulo in Brazil was identified for further customs checks by the SARS Customs team at OR Tambo International Airport. The passenger had one bag of clothes and a laptop bag in his possession.




  • Sentencing of Rhino Horn Smuggling Kingpin
    Pretoria, 9 November 2012 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) welcomes the sentence handed down this morning by the Kempton Park regional court against a Thai national and prominent kingpin of an international rhino smuggling syndicate, Chumlong Lemtongthai (44).



  • Final Day of Tax Season 2012
    Pretoria, 23 November 2012 — The South African Revenue Service (SARS) would like to remind taxpayers that today is the last opportunity for most individual taxpayers to submit their annual income tax returns.


  • SARS Customs stops over 54kg of drugs at OR Tambo
    Pretoria, 26 November 2012  - In the last 72 hours (since the morning of Friday 23 November), the SARS Customs team at OR Tambo International Airport has seized over 54kg of drugs – worth almost R16 million – in 10 separate incidents.






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