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SARS seizes fraudulent cigarettes worth R18m

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Pretoria – Suspected illegal cigarettes worth R18 million were seized at the weekend in Johannesburg, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Tuesday. Customs and excise officials detained the cigarettes on Friday. “A total of 1 647 master cases of suspected illegal cigarettes were detained pending further investigation. The possible duties in respect of […]




SARS Warns Against Fraudulent AA88 Notices

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has warned taxpayers and corporate organisations to be on the lookout for scams and fraudulent activities over the festive period. “The South African Revenue Service has noted several scams, including the issuing of fake third party appointment (AA88) notices to companies, the unauthorised use of its logo as well […]




SARS Job Fraud Perpetrators arrested

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Two men are expected to appear at the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday for impersonating SARS officials, local police said. The two men have been charged with fraud for extorting thousands of rands from unsuspecting victims. They were arrested on Friday. Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, said the two suspects, aged 24 and 28, […]




Cape Town men arrested for R110 million VAT fraud

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As tax season 2016 comes to an end, two men have been arrested for claiming R110 million VAT refunds for a non-existent business in Cape Town, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The business man and his accountant were arrested on Thursday morning. “The business man, his accountant and five connected closed corporations received […]




SARS Tax Fraud

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has warned tax payers to be on the lookout for fraud and phishing scams where criminals try to gain access to their banking details by sending emails which pretend to be from SARS. “SARS will never ask for personal, tax banking or eFiling details (passwords, login information, etc) via […]




Hawks swoop on Western Cape Fraudsters

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The Hawks have arrested two suspects for defrauding Western Cape municipalities out of millions of rands. The pair, aged 42 and 49, were arrested on Tuesday after lengthy investigations in partnership with the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said internal SARS investigations exposed unclaimed Input VAT claims by several Western […]




SARS Scam Alert

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today reminded taxpayers to be wary of attempts to scam them. “SARS would like to remind taxpayers that even if they are using the service of a tax practitioner or an intermediary, the taxpayer remains personally liable for their own tax affairs and their own compliance,” said the revenue […]




SARS Phishing emails on the increase – be aware and alert

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The South African Tax filing season has barely started and the first phishing emails are already doing the rounds, making it essential for taxpayers to be on high alert. “It’s open season for criminals during tax season,” Lesedi Seforo, team leader of Sars Operations at the South African Institute of Tax Professionals (Sait), warned on […]