SARS pays its electricity account, lights are on again

SARS pays its electricity account, lights are on again

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has settled its Tshwane municipal electricity bill in full on Tuesday afternoon, after electricity was cut at the building.

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Officials of the City of Tshwane disconnected electricity to the building housing SARS in the inner city on Tuesday morning because it owed Tshwane R838 000 in unpaid electrical bills.

The disconnection forms part of Tshwane's campaign to claw back an extra R1 billion a month from customers with municipal debt.

Mayor Cilliers Brink announced the five-point plan at the beginning of the year.

At the time, he said the city's debtor's book - the money owed to the city - stood at R23.3 billion.

On Tuesday afternoon, Tshwane spokesperson Selby Bokaba confirmed that the SARS building was re-connected after the payment had been received.

"The City of Tshwane can confirm that earlier today (Tuesday), the revenue collection team under the banner of Tshwane Ya Tima disconnected power at a building which houses South African Revenue Services. SARS settled their debt on Tuesday afternoon and were subsequently connected."


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