South African Revenue Service (SARS): Estates Debt Management Team Member

Posted on :

8 Jul, 2010

Category :

Management Jobs in South Africa, Vacancies South Africa

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.

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.

SARS aims to provide an enhanced, transparent and client-orientated service to ensure optimum and equitable collection of revenue.

Job Reference Number : TPS0006

Job Purpose:

To lodge all relevant claims for VAT, IT and other taxes to collect all dividends allocated to

SARS in the Estates Department


 Contacting Trustees, liquidators and the master’s office (sms, letter, email etc.)

 Ensuring that the claims against all estates are lodged in time.

 To collect all dividends allocated to SARS, as well as VAT on assets sold and post

liquidation income.

 To scrutinize all L& D accounts.

 Issue summonses where applicable.

 Prepare, submit and present cases with all supporting evidence and/or reasons to the

write off committees for approval.

 Assist clients in their estates queries.

 Deal with offers of compromise.

 Follow-up on Liquidation and Distribution Accounts.

 Investigate the possibility of holding directors/member liable for VAT and PAYE collected

by the company or close corporation on behalf of SARS.

Knowledge & Skills:

 Client friendly and communication orientated

 Creative and analytical thinker

 Ability to analyse documents, financials, reports and draw conclusions.

 Ability to interpret the different acts.

 Effective/ efficient and professional conduct in carrying out responsibilities.

 Be able to work in a Team

 Administration skills

 Document data control skills

 Analytical skills

 Knowledge of all SARS systems applicable to area of work

 Problem solving skills

Education & Experience:

 Matric

 An Appropriate Higher Diploma will also be acceptable

 Knowledge and/ or experience of respective area of work is recommended

 At least 2-5 years experience in debt collection preferably in an estates environment

 Thorough knowledge of the Income Tax Act, Companies Act, Close Corporation Act

 Value Added Tax Act , Estate Duty Act, Administration of the Estate Act and Insolvency


 Functional experience in taxes and core operating systems.

 Any other qualification relevant to insolvency and administration of deceased estates

Employment Equity

The Employment Equity policy of SARS will be considered as part of the recruitment and

selection process. For statistical purposes, please indicate your Equity status (race, gender

and disability) on your CV.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an oath of secrecy, pre-employment

screening and or vetting, and a declaration of private interest. The appointment is also subject

to appropriate reference(s) and security clearance if applicable.

Please complete the online CV template and save it on your computer, email it to

[email protected] and indicate the reference number and the job title of the

vacancy you are applying for in the subject line.

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