Taxpayers lost faith in SARS system: 3 possible ways to make it less corrupt

Taxpayers lost faith in SARS system: 3 possible ways to make it less corrupt

South Africans have lost faith in the South African Revenue Service (SARS), and it led to people withholding their taxes.

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On Monday, following the 21st Southern African Internal Audit Conference, SARS commissioner Mark Kingon confirmed there has been a shortage in money paid to the national fiscus due to people no longer having faith in the service due to the corruption.

According to Kingon, about R1.5 billion of tax money is still outstanding and it is a major concern.

So, decided to gather three ways the problem might be solved, based on Kingon's statements.

1. Damage control

South Africans first lost their faith in the service when it came to light former-commissioner Moyane unlawfully dealt with the controversial Gupta family.

However, Kingon assures people it is his mission everyday to rid SARS from corruption and irregularities- one of the biggest steps towards regaining the public's trust.

2. Working together

In order for SARS to get back on track, South Africans would have to be honest and loyal when it comes to paying their taxes.

The South African reported although Kingon understands low-level evasion, expressed the importance of the public paying tax.

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3. The implementation of anti-corruption strategies

Kingon added there were strategies that could be implemented to better monitor the expenditure by the government and public.

Although he did not go into detail about the strategies, he assured it would help prevent corruption.

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