National Treasury believes that restoring the efficiency of SARS will, in the short term, be more effective in raising revenue than further substantial tax increases. Several recommendations from the SARS Commission are already being implemented.
These include establishing a new division to focus on large businesses, the Illicit Economy Unit launched in August 2018 and IT improvements to support tax collection.
Below is the summary of key budget provisions and highlights, as well as an infographic:
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