Mark Kingon new acting SARS commissioner

Tax veteran Mark Kingon has been appointed acting head of SARS, replacing Tom Moyane.

Mark Kingon has been appointed the new acting commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS), following the suspension with immediate effect of Tom Moyane earlier this week.

According to Treasury, among the reasons president Ramaphosa gave for firing Moyane was the deterioration in public confidence in SARS, as well as the compromising of public finances, because of the ongoing controversy at SARS under Moyane’s leadership. Ramaphosa said it was in the public interest to restore SARS’ credibility without delay.

Last week, Kingon stepped into the role of second in command in an acting capacity, taking on the role of chief officer for business and individual taxes when Jonas Makwakwa resigned from the post. He has been in SARS’ employ since its establishment, working his way through the ranks to become the group executive for relationship management within business and individual taxes.