The South African Revenue Service (SARS) was established by legislation to collect revenue and ensure compliance with tax law. Its vision is to be an innovative revenue and customs agency that enhances economic growth and social development, and supports South Africa’s integration into the global economy in a way that benefits all citizens.
South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the tax administration for South Africa. Naturally, students who have done a B.Com degree or a 3 year National Diploma with majors in Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, IT, Law, Risk management, Economics and Statistics are our first priority. However, all final year students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. For students who are studying towards a CA qualification, SARS can also provide you with SAICA accredited article training
In accordance with the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997, the service is an administratively autonomous organ of the state: it is outside the public service, but within the public administration. So although South Africa’s tax regime is set by the National Treasury, it is managed by SARS.