New SARS Commissioner wants to steer SARS into better direction

New SARS Commissioner wants to steer SARS into better direction

Edward Kieswetter is the newly appointed commissioner of SARS, and he has plans to steer the tax service into a better direction than it has been in the last 4 years. Kieswetter has hope of rebuilding SARS' integrity.

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Edward Kieswetter, the new SARS Commissioner, says he wants the tax service to rebuild itself after it suffered '4 years of tragedy'.

It was announced on Wednesday, 27 March, that Kieswetter was appointed as the new commissioner.

He is a former group chief executive of Alexander Forbes, as reported on by News24.

SARS has been crippled by claims of poor management under former head, Tom Moyane, who was fired in November 2018.

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Briefly.co.za learnt that Kieswetter takes control on the 1st of May, and he has many plans to rebuilt SARS.

The focus in the next 12 months would be on creating a stable SARS that has substantially arrested and recovered from the unfortunate tragedy of the last four years.

Kieswetter feels honoured at the chance to repair the tax service.

I have taken the decision to step up to the plate and serve in this position....this is quite a big honour.
We want to send a clear message that if you are delinquent tax payer, you will see the full might of the law.

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However, the new commissioner doesn't want to promise miracles and certainly doesn't see himself as a saviour.

I am no saviour; that is why I believe my previous experience in the organisation will help me. The next 3-5 years would be to ensure that we have a SARS with unquestionable integrity, that can be trusted and admired by the government and the public.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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