The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) says it is illegal for any company in Zambia to operate without tax registration.
ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Oliver Nzala said this comes after a search on the ZRA TaxOnline system revealed that the newly launched newspaper called The Mast is not registered for taxes.
“Without registration for taxes, The Mast Newspaper is an illegal publication,” Mr Nzala said.
He said ZRA will not allow individuals and business to evade tax at liberty because such acts defraud the national treasury.
He said ZRA is strongly warning all business entities that are not registered for tax to do so in order to be on the safe side with the laws of the land that relate to tax.
“Businesses operating without tax registration are encouraged to visit any ZRA office across the country and get guidance on how to get registered. The Income Tax Act Cap 323 of the Laws of Zambia requires anyone in receipt of an income to register with the Zambia Revenue Authority,” Mr Nzala said.