South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the nation’s tax collecting authority. Established in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997 as an autonomous agency.
We are heedful of the role of taxation in nation-building and therefore deem the tax system as an asset that belongs to the nation.
SARS encourages compliance with tax and customs law to ensure that everyone pays their fair share. We do so in a manner that does not unduly impede trade, economic growth and development by imposing excessive and unfair administrative burden on taxpayers, traders and businesses and to achieve compliance in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
Our approach to promoting compliance is based on three principles. We must make taxpayers aware of their obligations, make it easy to meet them and act against those who break the law.
SARS’s Bursary Programme is aimed at providing financial assistance to previously disadvantaged students and learners with potential for success in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Students who are studying in areas that SARS deems as critical skills areas (Audit, Legal, Finance, ICT) will be selected against preset criteria from selected HEIs.
Who Can Apply for the SARS Bursary Programme?
SARS will make bursaries available depending on the needs to deserving students in areas of study that is aligned to the organisation’s objectives and mandate.
SARS will work with various universities to set up a process to manage the advertising of opportunities.