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South African Revenue Authority job Legal Debt Collector Apply Now

The South African Revenue Authority is seeking a committed Legal Debt Collector in the bustling city of Cape Town. This unique opportunity, closing on the 14th of June, 2023, empowers you to make a tangible difference in our mission to maintain fiscal integrity. Join our team and play a pivotal role in securing our nation’s financial future

Hiring Company:– South African Revenue Authority
Job Title:- Legal Debt Collector
Location:- Cape Town
Closing Date:- 14 June 2023

Minimum Functional Requirements

Legal aspects of collections (Sequestrations, Liquidations, etc), In-depth Analysis of Financial Statements (including ration analysis and interpretation), Audit Assessments, Accounting, Risk Management, Customs & Excise legislation, Asset Seizure protocols.

Job Outputs:


  • Accumulate information and provide reports with recommendations applicable to area of specialisation.
  • Apply practical and applied knowledge and act authoritatively on methods, systems, and procedures to identify trends and potential risks.
  • Communication of situational interpretation and judgement of work outputs and queries in area of specialisation.
  • Effectively plan and schedule own activities to continuously improve quality and service delivery in area of specialisation.
  • Execute process and procedural change, implement the change, and provide guidelines and support related to new requirements because of the change.
  • Use practical and applied knowledge and situational judgement to consider policy implications and to arrive at decisions / conclusions.
  • Correctly apply applicable legislation, including amongst other policies, procedures, and SOPs in the delivery of work outputs.
  • Conduct pre-assessment profile of the taxpayer including related /connected parties/linked entities and determine any risks to SARS
  • Determine the collectability of debt, evaluate whether there is risk of dissipation of assets, determine whether taxpayer intends to dispute and recommend whether preservation order and/or caveats should be considered.
  • Complete a referral for suspicious activity RSN/STO and follow up with relevant stakeholders
  • Compile collection input report to cases to be presented to the Large Assessments Committees/National Appeals Committees
  • Execute all necessary legal enforcement collection actions within the framework of TAA and Companies Act for all tax types as selected
  • Profile, Analyse, Prepare and present a submission for Suspension of Obligation to Pay/Write-Off to relevant Debt Committee and capture the outcome.
  • Analyse, Negotiate, Prepare and Present the requests for a deferral of payment/compromise settlement from the taxpayer to the relevant Debt Committee and notify the taxpayer of the outcome.
  • Monitor payments against the deferral/ compromise agreement and secure updates to the journals and closure of case file upon payment in full.
  • Conduct physical verification and evaluation of moveable and immovable assets
  • Receive and process a motivation in favour or against the business rescue plans and present the case to the relevant committee for approval or refer for Specialisation.
  • Monitor legislation compliance throughout the Business Rescue processes and ensure payments received.
  • Collate all the necessary documentation for applications for liquidation /sequestration and upload for case coding and refer where necessary for Specialisation.
  • Attend all internal and external stakeholder meetings including creditors meetings, attend court proceedings, Tax enquiry etc
  • Reduce the debt book through adjustment and Write-Offs as approved by the relevant Committee.
  • Analyse liquidations plans/Sequestrations applications/Business Rescue plans/Trusts/other creditors that can be held liable for the debt and make motivation for further enforcement action
  • Initiate and Execute enforcement actions to secure highest return for SARS
  • Prepare a motivation in favour or against the enforcement actions, highlight the risks to the organisation and present the case to the relevant committees for approval.
  • Participate in debt collection from high-risk projects as selected by Audit and Investigations.
  • Identify any taxpayer assets that may be in foreign countries and refer debt collection process for International Recovery

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If No Response Is Received Before 14 June This Year, Consider It Unsuccessful

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