The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has extended the deadline for application for Tax Payer Identification Numbers (TPIN) from 31st March to 30th June 2018.

Only a total of 406,576 Taxpayer Identifications Numbers (TPINs) have been issued between January 2017 and February 2018.

ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda said the measure has been taken to allow more taxpayers and bank account holders to register and avoid being inconvenienced.

Mr Sikalinda said the authority has also opened an office at the Lusaka Civic Centre and expanded the office at ministry of Lands in Lusaka as part of the decentralization and taking services closer to the people.

He said ZRA will soon further open new offices in selected shopping malls in Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe.

Meanwhile, the authority is further automating the online TPIN registration process which will allow taxpayers get their TPINs instantly upon application.

“We are already engaging with the Banks through Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) to give access to the banks on our TaxOnline portal. This will translate into bank doing actual TPIN registrations for their customers countrywide,” he said.

“The Authority wishes to advise all those that have obtained their TPINs to have them submitted to their respective banks. Under the Income Tax Act Section 45B, it is a legal requirement that every Bank Account Holder should have a Tax Payer Identification Number (TPIN). A TPIN is a unique identification that is useful to anyone currently or intends to deal with ZRA in future,” Mr Sikalinda said.

He added, “It is important to note that ZRA will not be deducting any amount from money deposited into people’s bank accounts and insinuated by sections of social media.”

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    • THE NEED FOR YOU FOLKS TO FIX YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION PLATFORM CANNOT BE OVER EMPHASIZED. AS A GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND A TAX COLLECTOR YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO NOT AT THIS STAGE AND AGE NEED TO MAINTAIN LONG QUEUES AT YOUR OFFICES SO AS TO BE SEEN TO BE WORKING.
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      At this very moment your idea of decentralization sounds horrible and a circus. Get your agency to districts and clean up your tax registration mess. Or is the task too much for you to handle. June is just around the corner. Please get to work. Why can’t I just do that registration straight on your system and online?

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    • Thorn in the flesh… am guessing here LoL these chaps do not have personnel to do online registration but do it the old way and best way they know how.

      They have given jobs to relatives who have no clue and the best brains have left the country.

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    • Tax Office has been turned in theater club under our lazy President Edgar…really laughable

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  1. To go and spend 12hrs on the long queue is counter productive..!
    You mean you people cant solve the online registration up to now? Ba Director General..??? Bunda bwa cisungu pakanwa…!

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    • What queue are you talking about …you simply drop some forms off and you receive an email when ZRA input them on their systems.

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  2. These clowns are not serious …nothing is serious under Lazy Lungu, I thought ZRA Chief stated that this was an immovable deadline.
    Anyway everyone is laid-back in our country..no wonder some foool can suddenly declare 4 days holiday for Chibuku drinking just like that.

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  3. More sensitisation is really needed in order to have more people captured. When I pass through ZRA office queues never seem to end. Worse still even to submit people have continued to queue, suprisingly when they come to the counter that when they are told to write their NRC numbers and leave certificate there.
    I feel strongly that SENSITISATION IS NEEDED to educate the public.

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  4. But who tells these i*****s that Zambians will cease to grow? Why should they not just leave this registration open and voluntary forever? BaKoswe! Is it by Force?

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  5. Taken thanks, and i will make sure that TPIN Sensitization and Registration continues as usual, as i ever do and represent the Zambia Revenue Authority in servicing its clients and the citizens at large thereby “Serving People Efficiently.”
    Please contact us the AGENTS for your own and quick registration of your TPIN wherever you are now and collect your TPIN certificate within a week.

    Regards
    Kasanga Gerrard
    AGENT
    TPIN Registration
    +260 953 176 570
    [email protected]
    KITWE

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