SARS seeks IT talent, chief tech innovation officer

The South African Revenue Service begins a recruitment drive to attract highly-skilled and experienced individuals in areas such as information technology.

Mar 18, 2021

Crypto-currency account-holders fume as SARS cracks whip

Some local crypto-currency account-holders express anger after the taxman demands the declaration of their crypto-currency investments.

Feb 24, 2021

R3bn earmarked for SARS modernisation

The SA Revenue Service will receive an additional allocation of R3 billion to modernise its technology infrastructure and systems, reveals finance minister Tito Mboweni.

Feb 23, 2021

Failure to patch and update software a noteworthy fail, says IITPSA

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa was responding to recent breaches and glitches caused by organisations failing to keep software appropriately patched and updated.


SARS extends filing deadline for provisional taxpayers

The South African Revenue Service extends the filing season deadline for provisional taxpayers to 15 February.


Cyber experts question SARS’s new browser security

By providing a browser that continues to use Adobe Flash Player, SARS has done the opposite of secure, say cyber security experts.


SARS intros customer-centric channels for Adobe Flash issues

The taxman implements remedial actions, including a toll-free number, to assist taxpayers still experiencing issues due to the Adobe Flash Player termination.


SARS claims ‘complex’ nature in Adobe Flash switch-up

The tax collecting agency says it's migrating the remainder of eFiling forms from Adobe’s Flash Player to its chosen HTML5 technology in 2021.


SARS augments IT systems in preparation for over 5m taxpayers

With this year’s tax revenue collection expected to be R304 billion lower than last year, SARS ramps up its tech to enhance its services and make the preparation process easier.

Aug 4, 2020

More authorities await EOH to come clean

The company wants to clear its name with the Special Investigating Unit as well as the South African Revenue Service, says group CEO Stephen van Coller.


Tax season often equals tax scams

The cyber criminal’s target is not only the individual, but also the tax professionals who prepare and file taxes for many clients, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa.


SARS prioritises digital services as it navigates COVID-19 crisis

Amid the socio-economic challenges posed by the pandemic, the tax collector steps up efforts to provide more digital and streamlined services.

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