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SARS taking steps to ensure Religious Organisations are Tax Compliant

Mar 17 2019 13:56
Article by: Lameez Omarjee

Public Benefit Organisations, like religious institutions are tax exempt, but the South African revenue Services is taking steps to ensure they remain tax compliant when it comes to their alternative revenue streams.

Tertius Troost, tax manager at Mazars, notes that in an effort for SARS to improve its revenue collection, it has made a number of changes. This includes establishing a unit to tackle the illicit economy and strengthening its ability to improve tax collection from existing avenues, Troost said.

Troost clarified that this does not mean that SARS is going to start taxing churches. "Rather, SARS intends to make sure that all of the existing tax legislation directed at religious institutions.. Read More