4 November 2022
SARS participated in two multilateral meetings in the current week to cement international tax co-operation in Africa and among the BRICS Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
This was the 10th year the BRICS Tax Authorities met and the first year in which regional and international organisations participated in the BRICS conversation.
The highlight of the Heads of Tax Authorities meeting was the endorsement to launch the first issue of the BRICS Tax Best Practices compilation, a collection of insightful administration case studies from BRICS Tax Authorities.
“International cooperation is crucial in enabling SARS to deliver on is mandate. Working with and through stakeholders to improve the tax system is implicit in our strategic direction. We endeavour to have effective and beneficial partnerships with all stakeholders, both local and international, in the tax ecosystem that deliver maximum benefits for the taxpayers and traders, government and the public. We leverage each other’s strengths to resolve tax administration challenges and improve voluntary tax compliance”, said Commissioner Kieswetter.
South Africa will assume the Chairmanship of BRICS at the beginning of 2023 and will subsequently host the BRICS Tax meetings in 2023.
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