The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is recruiting for a Junior Tax Consultant

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is recruiting for a Junior Tax Consultant

DEADLINE: 02 June 2023

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is recruiting for a Junior Tax Consultant

If you are passionate and skilled in interpreting and applying tax law, we need you. As an Operational Specialist in Interpretive Tax Policy in the Leveraged Legal Products division, s/he should be skilled in conducting research into complex tax technical and legal questions. S/he should be a good team player and passionate about law to enable SARS to achieve its strategic intent of Voluntary Compliance. Your contribution will assist SARS to achieve its strategic objective of providing Clarity and certainty about tax obligations.

Job Purpose

To assist in formulating the official SARS policy and practice with regard to the interpretation and application of the revenue legislation administered by SARS and the drafting of policy documents, such as rulings, opinions and publications, in this regard.

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualification & Experience Required

Bachelor’s Degree / Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) (Commercial, Tax or Legal) AND 5-7 years’ experience in a Tax Technical, Legal or Consulting environment, of which 2-3 years ideally at functional specialist level


Senior Certificate (NQF 4) AND 10 years Tax Technical / Legal or Consulting experience

Job Outputs:


  • Ensure that all written communication material meets high quality content and accuracy standards.
  • Identify deficiencies, loopholes, etc. in the legislation and propose the way forward to effectively deal with them.
  • Contribute to the continuous review of legislation by providing input into changes in law or application thereof that require consideration.
  • Administer and interpret legislation and provide expert advice to internal and external stakeholders within specified timelines.
  • Provide specialist support and advice to achieve specified objectives against deadlines and quality standards.
  • Attend to tasks that relates to the research and / or interpretation of legislation.
  • Use practical and applied knowledge and situational judgement to consider policy implications and to arrive at decisions / conclusions.
  • Be informed on relevant legislation, regulations, regulatory frameworks and case law in area of accountability.
  • Initiate meetings and consultations with internal and external clients with regard to the finalisation of allocated cases.
  • Consider incoming requests and, where applicable, analyse and research transactions and decide on such requests.
  • Write memorandums regarding the tax treatment of transactions after an in-depth and comprehensive evaluation of the implications on the macro and micro economy, the cross-border environment, tax administration in general and tax policy.
  • Ensure the maintenance and preservation of confidentiality and secrecy in respect of matters allocated.
  • Interpretation of legislation and the conducting of research on specific problematic areas of the legislation in order to –
  • determine the official SARS policy on complex matters;
  • draft policy documents that relay the official SARS policy on the interpretation of legislation;
  • identify areas in which the law, as well as policy documents require amendment and propose such amendments;
  • identify deficiencies, loopholes, etc. in the legislation and propose the way forward to effectively deal with them; and
  • draft guides and user-friendly public documents that educate and provide guidance on the application and interpretation of the relevant law.
  • Providing of advice to branch offices on less complex issues pertaining to the application and interpretation of the law. This includes the providing of advice on the finalisation of matters and training on legislative changes.
  • Additional responsibilities set/projects allocated by seniors.
  • Ensure that completed work adhere to governance and legislative requirements.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with peers and SARS role players to achieve pre-defined objectives.
  • Provide reports with recommendations applicable to area of specialisation.
  • Draw on own knowledge and experience to diagnose symptoms, causes and possible effects in order to solve emerging problems.



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