- The voluntary tax compliance scheme is expected to utilise the huge potential, especially in the tourism sector.
Tax compliance in Zimbabwe is the recent focus of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, ZIMRA as the agency is set to commence the implementation of a different voluntary tax compliance initiative.
These identified initiatives will be focused on the tourism sector to support and attract investments in the sector, maximising its full potential.
As implementation strategies, the agency will in the coming weeks set up different information kiosks across the state. The information kiosk will be a hub where taxpayers can go to get real-time assistance using the e-service platforms.
Africataxreview.com reports that recently, ZIMRA’s Commissioner-General, Regina Chinamasa further revealed that the implementation of the information kiosks has started with a pilot project launched at Karima House.
Plans are also ongoing to implement the same in Bulawayo and cross all major inland stations.
The Agency’s boss reiterated players in the tourism industry have a role to play to ensure that their clients adhere strictly to all the relevant customs laws to avoid any inconvenience and ensure more patronage in the sector.
Tax Compliance In Zimbabwe: The Commissioners’ Remark
In a statement by Zimra’s boss, the agency is more focused in growing this sector capable of creating jobs and increasing foreign direct investments.
Her statement below:
“As ZIMRA, we also create business opportunities for sectors such as yours. Being compliant with all tax obligations open many opportunities for doing business with public entities and even the private sector,”
“As part of supporting upcoming businesses and even those in the tourism sector, we are rolling out a number of initiatives to encourage voluntary compliance,” Chinamasa said.
“A pilot project was launched at Karima House and we are in the process of setting up these information kiosks here in Bulawayo and across all our major inland stations. I am aware that the sector is one of the most advanced and digital savvy. As such, I expect all the players in the sector to be fully fiscalised,” said the commissioner general.
“Another mandate that we are tasked as ZIMRA to do is to facilitate trade and travel. We always feel proud to facilitate the smooth entry and exit of your clients –that is the tourists. We value their visit for we are aware that they are potential brand ambassadors of our services at the port of entry and exit,”
“To this end, we urge you to ensure clients comply with all the relevant customs laws in order to avoid inconveniences,” said Chinamasa.
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