Media statement on the impounded truck with illicit cigarettes

The law enforcement team comprising of South African Revenue Service, South African Police Service and the Tshwane Metro Police acting on a tip-off intercepted a truck carrying illicit cigarettes at Bronkhorstspruit on the early hours of Monday, 1 May 2023.  

Trade Statistics for March 2023

South Africa recorded a preliminary trade balance surplus of R6.9 billion in March 2023. This surplus is attributable to exports of R192.2 billion and imports of R185.3 billion.

Trade Statistics for February 2023

South Africa recorded a preliminary trade balance surplus of R16.1 billion in February 2023 attributable to exports of R154.3 billion and imports of R138.2 billion.

SARS response to PAIA request by Mr John Steenhuisen

SARS confirms that it has responded to the request by the leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mr John Steenhuisen, made in terms of section 18(1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) regarding the declaration of a certain traveller.

Release of the 15th Annual Edition of Tax Statistics

National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service have published the 15th annual edition of the Tax Statistics. The 2022 edition provides an overview of tax revenue collections and tax return information for the 2018 to 2022 tax years, as well as the 2017/18 to 2021/22 fiscal years.

Trade Statistics for January 2023

SARS today releases trade statistics for January 2023 recording a preliminary trade balance deficit of R23.05 billion, with exports of R139.4bn and imports of R162.4bn. 

Joint operation nets illicit cigarettes worth millions

The South African Revenue Service’s National Customs Enforcement Team working together with the South African Police Service and South African Defence Force over the weekend of 25-26 February intercepted truckloads of illicit cigarettes, based on intelligence received.

New accord further cements collaboration between SAPS/ DPCI and SARS

Enhanced cooperation and collaboration between SAPS/ DPCI (Hawks) and SARS is being bolstered with the signing of a new memorandum of understanding that promotes the exchange of information, joint initiatives and more effective operational arrangements in line with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) requirements.