The SA Revenue Service (Sars) has failed in its attempt to recoup about R1bn from state-owned oil company PetroSA in a case that shows the tax agency allowed companies to export fuel from unlicensed depots for nearly a decade.

Tax law makes provision for Sars to refund excise duties, fuel levies and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies paid on fuel manufactured in SA but ultimately exported elsewhere...

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