The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has collected R1.144 trillion in tax for the 2016/2017 financial year, breaking the trillion rand mark for the second year in a row.
Commissioner Tom Moyane made the announcement in a briefing on Monday.
Moyane says this outcome is fractionally above the revised estimate that was announced during this year's budget. Eyewitness News reporter Gia Nicolaides attended the briefing.
#SARS R426 billion collected from personal income tax payers, higher than last year. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 3, 2017
#SARS the growth of PAYE at 9.2% slightly lower than the 9.4% that was required to reach revised estimate. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 3, 2017
#SARS Moyane warns tax compliance levels beginning to deteriorate - negative coverage by media. GN— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) April 3, 2017
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