TPIN POSTPONEMENT DUE TO LOW CITIZEN COMPLIANCE-SIKALINDA

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) says the continued postponement  of the Tax Payer’s Identification Number (TPIN) registration deadline is due to non compliance by citizens to register.

ZRA Public Relations Manager  Topsy Sikalinda  said  the authority has put up a number of measures to ensure that more people register.

We have opened offices at shopping malls and service centers to  get closer to the tax payers ,” he said.

Mr. Sikalinda  said  the authority’s  new corporate strategy that will run from 2019 to 2021  includes improved corporate compliance,improved customer experience  and an  improved profit efficiency.

He also revealed that ZRA  is working with the Ministry of General Education to ensure that young people are taught the importance of paying tax.

We are working with the Ministry of Education particularly the Curriculum Development Centre to include tax education as part of the new curriculum ,” he said.

After the introduction of the law requiring every bank account holder to have a TPIN in 2017,  ZRA set 3rd March as deadline for registration.

However, the authority  extended the exercise to June 30, 2018, then December 31, 2018 and now  June 30, 2019.

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