| Mboweni backs 'intrusive' investigative capacity at SARS, says agency cannot be ...

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has said the SA Revenue Service needs “intrusive capacity” to investigate taxpayers concealing earnings and counter illicit financial flows in cigarettes, alcohol and fake goods.

Mboweni was responding to a Parliamentary question by the EFF‘s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. The EFF spokesperson asked the minister whether he agreed with remarks previously made by Treasury Deputy Director-General, Ismail Momoniat, in a committee meeting in September about the need for intrusive investigative capacity for the tax agency.

  Mboweni, in a written response, said that he concurred with Momoniat‘s view “on the general requirement for intrusive capacity for a well-functioning revenue-collection authority”.

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