Tax season is here (50 000 people e-filed this weekend)

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will find it hard to reach its tax revenue target of R1.265 trillion for the 2017/18 fiscal year, warned commissioner Tom Moyane on Monday.

Collection figures have repeatedly been revised downwards.

Tax collection as a percentage of GDP, however, has remained buoyant.

Arabile Gumede (in for The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield) interviewed Sars’ Mark Kingon.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Close to 50 000 people e-filed this weekend.

Mark Kingon, Sars

A lot of people get refunds.

Mark Kingon, Sars

You’re asking me to comment on something I can’t comment on.

Mark Kingon, Sars

Morale is high.

Mark Kingon, Sars

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