Sars loses out on R1.5bn in April due to ban on alcohol and cigarettes
Finance minister Tito Mboweni says he did not support the ban but as a member of the cabinet, he had to go along with the decision
There has been an underrecovery by the SA Revenue Service (Sars) of over R1.5bn on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes in the month of April, commissioner Edward Kieswetter said on Thursday.
The underrecovery is due to the controversial prohibition on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes under the Covid-19 lockdown regulations. This prohibition was extended in the Level 4 lockdown announced by co-operative government and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Wednesday...