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28 June 2017 12:37 (South Africa)

Sars announces huge improvement in tax compliance

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

SA Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner Oupa Magashule has announced that South Africa experienced a massive increase in tax compliance over the last financial year, despite the recession. Magashule said that voluntary compliance had grown by 21 percentage points year on year, and that Sars had collected R8.4bn more than it had anticipated. Sars' electronic submission system had proved popular, with 93% of submissions being filed online, and only 270 000 manual returns submitted. Read more: Fin24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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