The South African Revenue Service has, over the past year, managed to collect close to R50-billion in overdue taxes from individuals and companies.

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says though the majority of taxpayers do pay their taxes diligently, many others try to dodge their tax obligations.

Kieswetter says SARS also managed to avoid paying R30-billion in fraudulent tax refunds in the past financial year.

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SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says streamlining operations and systems at the agency has helped significantly improve tax revenue.

Kieswetter, speaking during an online event hosted by Deloitte, says SARS is constantly at work to improve its technical capabilities in order to deliver better services to taxpayers.

He says part of this strategy is to employ an experienced, qualified, and capable workforce.

The Deloitte “Unpacking the 2022/2023 Budget”online briefing saw a panel of esteemed subject matter experts unpack the key fiscal tax, economic, policy, and political aspects highlighted in the National Budget.

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