Is there some light at the end of the Sars tunnel?

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Is there some light at the end of the Sars tunnel?

Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter. Picture: Moneyweb

It is encouraging to hear that trust in the tax institution is rising among ordinary South Africans.

The saying that there are two certainties in life – death and taxes – is ringing a little hollow in South Africa of late, because tax revenue has become problematic. Income from taxpayers, both private and corporate, has declined in lockstep with the faltering economy … but public confidence in the entire SA Revenue Service (Sars) system took a knock during the Jacob Zuma era, when the institution was part of state capture. This has meant that angry, law-abiding South Africans are looking at ways to avoid paying tax, or delaying their payments. That sort of attitude, if it takes...


 


 


 

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