Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
5 minute read
3 Mar 2020
1:36 pm

Sars boss happy to be taking less of your money

Kaunda Selisho

Edward Kieswetter was surprisingly upbeat about the lack of increased personal taxes announced in last week's budget. Here's why.

South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Despite being the country's tax boss, responsible for overseeing the collection of your hard-earned money on behalf of the government, Edward Kieswetter was surprisingly upbeat about the lack of increased personal taxes announced in last week's budget. Here's why. To the average person, a budget speech in which the finance minister announces no major tax increases coupled with personal income tax relief seems like something the commissioner of a country’s tax collection service wouldn’t be so keen to see, but in the case of Edward Kieswetter, the impact of said tax relief is seen as a good thing. Speaking on...