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Media Statements:

 Highlights as at 13 November 2017:

  • 17 July 2013 - Appointment of eight Members (part-time) by Minister of Finance (served under five Ministers of Finance to date).
  • 17 July 2013 - Appointment of Head of Secretariat for the Committee.
  • 25 July 2013 - Visit by Minister Gordhan (then Minister of Finance).
  • 25 July 2013 - Establishment of sub-committees for Macro Analysis, SME's and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).
  • 16 October 2013 - Visit by Governor of Reserve Bank - Ms Gill Marcus.
  • 05 November 2013 - Call for submissions on Macro Analysis, SME's and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).
  • 20 January 2014 - SME Interim Report submitted to Minister of Finance for 2014 Budget Speech.
  • 20 January 2014 - Macro Analysis preliminary report submitted to Minister of Finance for 2014 Budget Speech.
  • 20 January 2014 - Establishment of new sub-committees for mining, VAT and estate duty.
  • 03 February 2014 - Met with Oxfam to discuss mining (extractive industries).
  • 24 April 2014 - Met with OECD Director for Tax Policy and Administration ( Pascal Saint-Amans) for input on OECD BEPS Action Plan.
  • 03 June 2014 - Media Statement - call for submissions on VAT, Mining and Estate Duty.
  • 11 June 2014 - One of visits by Chamber of Mines (President, Vice-President, CEO and COO).
  • 30 June 2014 - Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) interim report submitted to Minister of Finance.
  • 14 July 2014 - Media Statement - Release of First Interim Report on SME's for public comment by 31 August 2014.
  • 23 July 2014 - Met with NEDLAC.
  • 19 September 2014 - Met with Advocate Gumbi from Thabo Mbeki Foundation to discuss illicit financial flows from Africa.
  • 30 September 2014 - Met with NEDLAC.
  • 14 October 2014 - Met with Paul Jourdan (co-author of ANC policy document on State Intervention in the Minerals Sector (SIMS).  
  • 23 December 2014 - Media Statement - Release of BEPS Interim Report for public comment by 31 March 2015.
  • 12 February 2015 - Met with Minister for Small Business to discuss how best to assist small businesses.
  • 09 March 2015 - One of visits by the OECD.
  • 07 April 2015 - Call for comments on the proposed carbon tax by 8 May 2015.
  • 11 May 2015 - Visit by Minister Nene (then Minister of Finance).
  • 12 and 27 May 2015 - Carbon tax public workshops.
  • 05 June 2015 - Release of Macro Analysis report for public comment by 31 August 2015 (Abridged and full versions).
  • 10 June 2015 - Presentation to Standing Committee on Finance (Parliament).
  • 22 June 2015 - Publication of Part 1 of World Bank Sector Study of Effective Tax Burden in South Africa.
  • 07 July 2015 - Release of VAT Report (coupled with IMF VAT Gap Report) for public comment by 30 September 2015.
  • 13 July 2015 - Release of Estate Duty Report for public comment by 30 September 2015.
  • 16 July 2015 - Oral submission by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).
  • 17  July 2015 - Addition of two new members to the Davis Tax Committee.
  • 30 July 2015 - Met with National Treasury to discuss proposed carbon tax.
  • 13 August 2015 - Release of Mining Report (coupled with IMF report) for public comment by 31 October 2015.
  • 07 August 2015 Media Statement - Clarification of certain points in VAT First Interim Report.
  • 02 September 2015 - DTC comments on Border Management Agency Bill - to SARS and Minister and Finance.
  • 09 September 2015 - Met with Reserve Bank Governor (Governor Kganyago) to discuss possibility of special voluntary disclosure programme.
  • 21 September 2015 - SARS executives present the new SARS operating model to the DTC.
  • 12 October 2015 - Met with SARS Commissioner/SARS executives to discuss possibility of special voluntary disclosure programme.
  • 16 October 2015 - Met with NEDLAC.
  • 13 November 2015 Media Statement - Release of Carbon Tax report for public comment by 31 January 2016.
  • 25 November 2015 - Met with Kroon Committee (SARS advisory committee appointed by Minister Nene in February 2015).
  • 24 August 2016 - Media Statement - Publication of final Macro Analysis, World Bank, SME and Estate Duty reports.
  • 24 August 2016 - Publication of second and final Macro Analysis report - executive summary and full report.
  • 24 August 2016 - Publication of second and final SME report.
  • 24 August 2016 - Publication of second and final Estate Duty report.
  • 01 September 2016 - Media Statement - Call for written submissions on funding for the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI).
  • 02 September 2016 - Second BEPS report submitted to the Minister of Finance.
  • 02 September 2016 - Oil and Gas Interim Report submitted to Minister of Finance along with IMF report on Oil and Gas.
  • 08 September 2016 - Met with SARS Commissioner to discuss tax administration matters.
  • 04 October 2016 - Publication of Part 2 of World Bank report - Sector Study of Effective Tax Burden (updated).
  • 01 and 09 November 2016 - Public workshops on National Health Insurance.
  • 18 and November 2015 - Attended international conference on Taxpayer Rights in Washington D.C.
  • 29 November 2016 -  Presentation to Standing Committee on Finance (Parliament).
  • 07 December 2016 - Media Statement - Call for written submissions on corporate income tax by 31 March 2017.
  • 12 December 2016 - Second and final mining report submitted to the Minister of Finance.
  • 09 March 2017 - Met with Tax Ombud (Judge Ngoepe).
  • 17 March 2017 - Submitted report on Financing a National Health Insurance for South Africa to the Minister of Finance.
  • 25 April 2017 - Media Statement - Call for submissions on possible wealth taxes.
  • 14 June 2017 - Met with Chairman of Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Wayne Duvenage).
  • 27 July and 16 August 2017 - Public workshops on possible wealth taxes for SA.
  • 22 August 2017 - Wealth tax workshop with political parties and trade unions.
  • 13 November 2017 - Media Statement - Publication of 6 final reports - Funding tertiary education and NHI, BEPS, mining, oil and gas and tax admin.
  • Requested the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to write specific reports with empirical evidence based on data provided by SARS.
  • Advised the Minister of Finance on revenue raising initiatives for various national budget speeches.
  • 199 meetings - includes government departments like Mineral Resources, dti, Health, Social Development, Small Business, and DPME.
  • 429 submissions and sets of comments on reports received.
  • Operating costs per financial year (excludes premises and Secretariat costs borne by SARS):
    • 2013-14 - R2 475 000 (nine months)
    • 2014-15 - R4 225 000
    • 2015-16 - R2 908 000
    • 2016-17 - R1 702 000

 

 

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