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Media Release Archive 2007

  • Aggressive tax structuring – 10 January 2007
    The South African Revenue Service has become aware of certain transactions which are structured in such a way that they show complete and reckless disregard for tax morality and South African tax law

 

  • Abalone confiscated at border – 22 January 2007
    An important intervention in the illicit trade of abalone (perlemoen) was made by SARS Customs officials at the weekend when a truck with about 600 kilograms of abalone was stopped and detained at the South African-Namibia border

 

 

  • International Customs Day – 24 January 2007
    South Africa, through the South African Revenue Service (SARS), today joins the 169 members of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in observing International Customs Day and reiterating this country’s commitment to join the global offensive against all forms of illegal trade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Taking Amnesty to Businesses – 19 March 2007
    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is continuing its efforts throughout the country to encourage business owners through on-site visits to apply for the Small Business Tax Amnesty.

 

  • Court dismisses Delport – 22 March 2007
    The Pretoria High Court today dismissed with costs an application by Mr. Hendrik Delport to have an asset forfeiture order overturned that was executed on 28 February 2007 by the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the National Prosecuting Authority and the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Start of Filing Season 2007 – 31 July 2007
    As from tomorrow, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will start accepting income tax returns from South African taxpayers as 1 August 2007 marks the beginning of our annual Filing Season period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2007 Filing Season Update – 17 September 2007
    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will from today intensify its services and operations to taxpayers by visiting large employers to assist employees with completing their income tax returns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 16 Days to file your tax return – 15 October 2007
    With 16 days to go before the 31 October 2007 deadline for the submission of income tax returns, SARS must urge taxpayers who have not filed their returns to do so urgently to avoid the last minute rush to SARS’s offices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Joint media release: Settlement between SARS and Nampak – 11 December 2007
    Pretoria, 11 December 2007 – In September 2005 the South African Revenue Service (SARS) raised a number of assessments relating to the Malbak group of companies which were acquired by Nampak in 2002. In addition, a number of queries were subsequently raised by SARS regarding the tax affairs of Nampak.

 

 

 

 

  • Fighting Fraud and Corruption – 21 December 2007
    Pretoria, 21 December 2007 – The arrest yesterday of two individuals who are believed to be part of a broader commercial fraud syndicate will strengthen the commitment by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to fight all forms of fraud and corruption – inside and outside the organisation.

 

  • South African Trade Statistics for November 2007 – 27 December 2007
    Trade deficit decreases in November 2007 from R14.7 billion to R0.6 billion mainly due to a month-on-month decrease in imports of mineral products and original vehicle equipment components and a month-on-month increase in exports of precious stones and metals, mineral products and vehicles.  

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