Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Waive tax on importation of vehicles for civil servants

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The Federation for Free Trade Unions of Zambia (FFTUZ) has called on government to consider waiving off tax from civil servants who import vehicles and other machinery using the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) partial retirement benefits withdraw.

FFTUZ Publicity Secretary, Agent Chali says the NAPSA partial retirement benefits withdrawal has presented an opportunity for civil servants to embark on various business ventures to supplement their salary.

Mr.Chali said if well managed, the NAPSA partial retirement benefits withdrawal has potential to change the lives of civil servants.

He said many civil servants who are accessing their benefits would like to embark in farming and other entrepreneurial activities that require them to purchase machinery such as tractors.

“Some civil servants may want to start taxi or bus business and they will import these vehicles as an investment,”Mr Chali said.

He said it was therefore important for the government to consider waiving off tax for the civil servants who are importing machinery into the country, as doing so will maximize the benefits of the partial withdrawal programme.

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  1. What a weird suggestion. For you only civil servants and those accessing partial NAPSA pensions deserve a waiver of taxes/ duties? This spirit of entitlement is not only retrogressive but sadistic. Zambia is more than those civil servants and beneficiaries of NAPSA pension.

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    • This privilege is in fact already available through the Public Service Microfinance Institution.

    • The PSPF loans to its members have no provision for duty or any tax exempt on imports. Agent Chali’s suggestion to lobby government, if he succeeded, other citizens can be added along the way. Do you wish for him to speak for the Zambia Army which is not his preserve? His emphasis is on Napsa that in itself is special money needing particular unusual spending treatment..

  2. Kutumpa uko… we are all facing the hardships just like those lazy civil servants. These people get salaries and I can be taxed for my imports, so should they. F00L.

  3. What’s so special about these lazy people? And are those vehicles going to add value to the nation. What a warped mind.

  4. Are the civil servants the only employees getting partial withdrawal from Napsa and who also want to invest the money taken, why should government consider only civil servants.

  5. The PSPF loans to its members have no provision for duty or any tax exempt on imports. Agent Chali’s suggestion to lobby government is commendable. If he succeeded, other citizens can be added along the way. Do you wish for him to speak for the Zambia Army which is not his preserve? His emphasis is on Napsa that in itself is special money needing particular unusual spending treatment..

  6. Why not focus your energies on getting your members a living wage??? Pay rise ??? Civil servants should be able to look after their families without venturing into business. This is what has killed workers morale and encourages corruption. Civil servants shouldn’t be getting contracts from any government ministry or institution.

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