3 April 2023 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is pleased to announce its preliminary revenue collection results for the 2022/2023 financial year, which reflects a significant growth trajectory over the past few years.
The revenue collected annually provides 90% of government funding, which indicates SARS’ vital role in providing the resources that government can use for the reconstruction and recovery of the South African economy, as well as contributing to the long-term prosperity of our nation.
As at midnight on 31 March 2023, SARS collected a record gross amount of R2067.8 bn. The net collection after payment of R381.1bn in refunds is R1686.7bn. This is the first time since it was formed that SARS collected more than R2068.bn. The amount paid in refunds is also the largest ever paid since its formation.