The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) issued a total of 270,000 Tax Payers Identification Number (TPIN) certificates to applicants in 2017.
ZRA Cooperate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda said the authority received over 270, 000 applications from the members of the public but could not issue all of them with TPIN certificates because of some incorrect data on their application forms.
Mr. Sikalinda told ZANIS in an exclusive interview today that this number of 270,000 TPIN certificates that were issued was far beyond the target of 87,000 which ZRA had aimed to achieved in 2017.
He said ZRA receives an average of 1,500 TPIN applications per day.
Mr. Sikalinda added that ZRA was receiving support from banks since having a TPIN is mandatory for every bank account holder.
He has since advised those who have not yet applied for a TPIN to do so before the March 30th 2018 deadline.
In 2016, ZRA issued only 16,000 TPIN certificates.