The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) says the payment of Value Added Tax(VAT) refunds to the mines is up to date.
ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda says there are no arrears in VAT refunds to the Mines.
Speaking to ZNBC news in an interview in Chirundu, Mr. CHANDA disclosed that ZRA is paying about 80 million United States Dollars in VAT refunds monthly.
He explained that ZRA has some refunds in the pipeline that are being verified and audited.
Mr. Chanda said the refunds were accrued in 2013-2014 because VAT rule number 18 which demanded mining companies to avail certificates of sale from the countries of destination.
And Mr. Chanda disclosed that the Authority is in the process of establishing an office which will specifically be dealing with VAT refund verification to protect government revenue.
He said ZRA has recorded many VAT refund frauds where some companies are demanding twice the same amount.
Mr. Chanda was responding to media reports that ZRA is owing millions of dollars to mining companies in VAT refunds.