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ZRA trebles Tax collection per month from Tax payers in Eastern Province

Economy ZRA trebles Tax collection per month from Tax payers in Eastern Province

ZRATHE Zambia Revenue Authority( ZRA) has increased the collection of tax from about K350,000 to over K 1 million per month from its over 7,000 tax payers in Eastern Province.

ZRA Eastern Province Regional Manager Musonda Lukwesa told Breeze News monitored in Chipata on Monday that that ZRA was collecting K350,000 per month from 2012 to 2014 but since last year, the collections have improved to over K 1 million.

Mr Lukwesa said this has been achieved through team work and broadening the tax base to other districts like Nyimba, Petauke and Lundazi.

He added that the increased collection was also due to a lot of education ZRA was offering to traders on the importance of paying tax.

And Mr Lukwesa said ZRA wass facing challenges in collecting tax from some traders at Down Shops in Chipata because they do not issue receipts to their customers, whenever they sell goods.

He said ZRA needs to conduct a serious audit on some traders at Down Shops because there was a big leakage and government may be losing out.

Mr Lukwesa urged people to develop an attitude of demanding for receipts which records all the business transactions.

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  1. That’s how this country survives, by tax collection only. Even from the mines we just get tax. Only when we maximize exports can we have some hope of a prosperous economy.

  2. ZRA can do better. They should expand their presence beyond provincial centres and go right where the tax payer is. It does not make sense for the tax payer to take the trouble to travel from, say Nyimba to Chipata ZRA, in order to remit a paltry K150 … at a cost of K300. A tax payer would rather do zero returns and save himself a hell of trouble. ZRA ought to correct this oversight. If they can’t handle the workload, let them engage tax agent for Domestic taxes just as they have engaged agents for customs duty. As things stand, cadres at bus stations and markets are more proactive than ZRA. Vukani man!

  3. But why don’t you collect tax from Zambians of Asian origin? They have big shops and do not keep their money in banks and they go scot-free on taxes!

  4. why Zra is making pipo pay tax on houses where owners of houses when building materials for the same property there was tax already.
    And see these collectors only make pipo pay housing unity tax in rural areas and not in urban whats this/.

  5. Don’t tax North West Rhodesians (Barotse) since no Government of Zambia development comes to us.

    I urge all Barotselandians to actively resist paying tax carelessly. For instance don’t buy from dununa reverse outlets and vendors. Buy from your own and do cash transactions. Also ba mwenye don’t pay vat tax to dununa reverse. Let them nyowa in dununa reverse.

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