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SARS is using a new high-tech system to target taxpayers in South Africa – here’s how it works

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is using computer algorithms, machine learning and other advanced technologies to ensure taxpayer compliance. In its annual report published on Wednesday (27 October), the revenue collector said it had reviewed its methodology to detect risk and highlight cases where non-compliance was detected. “SARS has significantly expanded the scope of […]

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SARS makes good on its promise to come down hard on non-compliant taxpayers

The South African Revenue Service is making good on its promise to chase after taxpayers who are non-compliant, having been discussed for months by commissioner Edward Kieswetter and re-emphasized in a media statement in August, says Jashwin Baijoo, legal manager at Tax Consulting SA. Baijoo cited a recent case where a taxpayer was served with […]

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