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Media Release Archive – 2018

28 December 2018 – Trade Statistics for November 2018

Published Date: 28/12/2018

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for November 2018 recording a trade surplus of R3.49 billion.

20 December 2018 – Tax Statistics 2018

Published Date: 20/12/2018

National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service have published the 11th annual edition of the Tax Statistics.

19 December 2018 – SARS Customs busts equate to approximately R90 million

Published Date: 19/12/2018

In two separate incidents, SARS Customs officials intercepted Acetanthranil – a substance used or linked to manufacturing Mandrax – estimated at R90-million at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in the past two days.

14 December 2018 – Extension of SARS Acting Commissioner’s term

Published Date: 14/12/2018

See the Media Statement issued by the Ministry of Finance.

30 November 2018 – Trade Statistics for October 2018

Published Date: 30/11/2018

SARS today releases trade statistics for October 2018 recording a trade deficit of R5.55 billion. These statistics include trade data with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and Namibia (BELN).

29 November 2018 – Penalties for outstanding corporate income tax returns to kick in soon

Published Date: 29/11/2018

SARS will soon impose administrative non-compliance penalties for outstanding Corporate Income Tax (CIT) returns.

23 November 2018 – SARS crushes 26 illegal vehicles in war on non-compliance

Published Date: 23/11/2018

Earlier today, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) destroyed a number of illegal vehicles as part of a clampdown on non-compliance in various Customs sectors.

20 November 2018 – SARS intensifies campaign to reinforce tax compliance

Published Date: 20/11/2018

SARS is once again embarking on a nationwide awareness campaign to remind taxpayers of their obligation to submit outstanding tax returns.

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