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SARS Internship Program 2024 Apply Now

The SARS Internship Program offers a structured learning experience for individuals seeking practical exposure in different departments within the organization. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals, contribute to important projects, and gain insights into the operations of a renowned tax administration agency.

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  • Assist in conducting research, analysis, and data collection related to tax legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Support tax compliance initiatives by reviewing and verifying taxpayer information and documents.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to enhance tax compliance and revenue collection.
  • Participate in tax audits, investigations, and enforcement activities under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of financial reports and data to support decision-making processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement taxpayer education and awareness programs.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of IT systems and technologies used for tax administration.
  • Participate in training sessions, workshops, and seminars to enhance knowledge of tax laws and regulations.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and documentation related to assigned tasks and projects.
  • Adhere to SARS policies, procedures, and ethical standards while maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently completed a relevant degree program in accounting, finance, business administration, economics, law, or a related field.
  • Strong academic record and a genuine interest in tax administration and revenue collection.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and research skills to effectively analyze tax-related issues and identify solutions.
  • Proficiency in using computer applications, including MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and data analysis tools.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of South African tax laws, regulations, and policies is advantageous.
  • Compliance with SARS's integrity and ethical standards.
  • South African citizenship or legal authorization to work in South Africa.
Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: Interns have the opportunity to gain practical experience and develop valuable skills in tax administration, finance, research, and data analysis. This experience can enhance their resumes and increase their marketability in the job market.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Interns work alongside experienced professionals who provide mentorship and guidance throughout the internship period. This mentorship can help interns navigate their career paths and gain valuable insights into the tax industry.
  • Networking Opportunities: Internships provide interns with the chance to build professional networks and connections within SARS. They can interact with professionals in various departments and establish relationships that may be beneficial for future career opportunities.
  • Exposure to Tax Administration: Interns gain firsthand exposure to the operations of a renowned tax administration agency. They learn about tax laws, compliance, auditing processes, and taxpayer education initiatives. This knowledge and experience can be valuable for those interested in pursuing careers in tax administration or related fields.
  • Learning Environment: The internship program offers a structured learning environment where interns can expand their knowledge and skills through training sessions, workshops, and seminars. They have the opportunity to stay updated with the latest developments in tax administration practices.
  • Practical Application of Skills: Interns have the chance to apply theoretical knowledge gained from their academic studies to real-world scenarios. They work on meaningful projects and tasks that contribute to the overall goals and operations of SARS.
  • Personal and Professional Growth: Internships offer opportunities for personal and professional growth. Interns develop essential skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and time management. They also gain confidence in their abilities and learn to adapt to a professional work environment.
  • Check eligibility requirements: Review the eligibility criteria for SARS internships. Typically, internships are open to South African citizens or individuals legally authorized to work in South Africa. Ensure that you meet the minimum academic and other qualifications specified by SARS.
  • Research available opportunities: Visit the SARS website or other official communication channels to identify internship opportunities. These platforms will provide information on available positions, application periods, and specific requirements for each internship program.
  • Prepare your application documents: Update your resume/CV to highlight your education, relevant coursework, skills, and any prior experience. Tailor your resume to showcase your suitability for the internship program. In addition, prepare a concise and well-written cover letter expressing your interest in the internship and explaining why you are a suitable candidate.
  • Complete the application form: Some internship programs may require you to fill out an application form. Download and complete the form, ensuring that all sections are accurately filled in and any requested documents are attached.
  • Submit your application: Send your completed application documents, including your resume/CV, cover letter, and any other requested documents, to the designated email address or submission portal provided by SARS. Follow any specific instructions provided by SARS regarding the format or naming conventions for your files.
  • Confirmation and tracking: Once you have submitted your application, you may receive an automated confirmation or acknowledgment email. Keep a record of your application details, including any reference numbers or tracking information, for future reference.
  • Wait for a response: After the application deadline has passed, SARS will review the received applications. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment, which may include interviews, assessments, or other selection methods.
  • Interview and assessment: If you are shortlisted, prepare for the interview or any other assessment stages. Research SARS, familiarize yourself with their work, and be ready to discuss your qualifications, skills, and interest in tax administration.
  • Final selection and offer: Based on the assessment process, SARS will make their final selection of interns. If you are selected, you will receive an offer letter outlining the details of the internship, such as the duration, start date, and any other relevant information. Review the offer letter carefully and respond within the specified timeframe to confirm your acceptance.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 9, 2024
Valid through
June 15, 2025
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