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Tax Ombud saves South Africans millions of rands

But Ngoepe wants even more independence for his office

State failure hurts tax collection

For law-abiding citizens, paying taxes is a moral obligation that cannot be negated, irrespective of the levels of disillusionment with the government

No, minister. Increasing VAT was avoidable

Instead of hitting low earners hard, the budget should have raised wealth and corporate taxes

High earners an obvious target for tax hikes

A wealth tax would bring in an additional R10-billion for government spending, making the rich an easy target for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

SA’s richest people live … where?

There are some big surprises in the most recent tax statistics, but there's no escaping the endemic disparities in income everywhere.

Solid performance puts more cash in tax office’s pockets

Sars's total income for 2013-2014 increased by 10.6% to R900-billion, driven by increased personal income tax and VAT contributions.

New taxes Nene wants you to pay

There will be more than the results of the usual Christmas binge spending to cope with, come February.

Money collected from corporates still in decline

Despite an increase in revenue collection, business income tax remains weak.

The top five questions for Sars

Here are the top five questions that the Sars call centre receives -- along with the answers.

All about the new VAT201 form

From April 11 2011, all VAT submissions must be made on the new VAT201 form. Here's the lowdown from Sars.

The end of SITE will hurt pensioners

Everyone will be taxed on the same basis in future, which means pensioners will lose their tax rebates.

Sars logbook for new tax year now available

If you're claiming a travel allowance, take your odometer reading today.

Provisional taxpayers unfairly taxed

The SA Institute of Chartered Accountants is calling for amendments to provisional tax legislation because some taxpayers end up paying too much.

Should you be paying provisional tax?

If you're unsure as to whether you're eligible for provisional tax or not, read on.

The taxman cometh

The deadline for provisional tax is 31 January. Don't miss it.

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