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SARS inquiry surprises experts

Thursday, 09 November 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Author: Asha Speckman
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Author: Asha Speckman, (BussinessDay)

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has cited declining tax morality and negative sentiment on the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as justification for an inquiry into the receiver of revenue’s administration of tax.

The inquiry into SARS tax administration and governance, which Gigaba announced on Tuesday, came as a surprise to tax experts, including Judge Dennis Davis, who heads a committee conducting continuing work on the tax system.

Gigaba said the goal of the inquiry, expected to be set up soon, was to assess other factors responsible for revenue under-collection and the steps necessary to improve performance management systems at SARS.

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