South African Revenue Service (SARS) Internship Programme

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1 Sep, 2013

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Internships in South Africa

South African Revenue Service (SARS) Internships

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 responsible for administering the South African tax system and customs service.
Our responsibilities are to:
  • Collect and administer all national taxes, duties and levies
  • Collect revenue that may be imposed under any other legislation as agreed on between SARS and a state entity entitled to the revenue
  • Provide a customs service that facilitates trade, maximises revenue collection and protects our borders from illegal importation and exportation of goods, and
  • Advise the Minister of Finance on all revenue matters.


About SARS Internships

Internships are work-based training programmes that offer trainees work experience related to their field of study.

Interns are placed on a 12-month contract and receive a monthly stipend. It is important to note that with regards to internships, SARS does not provide a structured learning programme.

At the end of the internship, interns who meet SARS’s requirements and apply for an available vacancy may be placed in a permanent position.

SARS’s internships are aimed at final year students at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges as well as unemployed graduates who wish to pursue a career at SARS.

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