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Media release – Fire at Rissik Street office

Media release – Fire at Rissik Street office

21 September 2023 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) confirms that a fire broke out at its branch in Rissik Street, Johannesburg, yesterday.

All staff and taxpayers were immediately evacuated and no one incurred any serious injuries. The fire was successfully extinguished due to the prompt and efficient response by fire Rescue services.

As a result of the fire, SARS has suspended its services at the Rissik Street Branch and will provide services virtually. Taxpayers are urged to book an appointment for assistance via the SARS Website at www.sars.gov.za. Those who want to visit our offices, can make an appointment to visit either Randburg or Alberton branches. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter thanked the fire and medical emergency personnel who assisted in containing the damage and treating those affected.

The cause and extent of the fire is unknown at this stage and will be investigated.

For further information please contact SARS at [email protected]

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