MRA takes tax education to Umbwi Secondary School
The Malawi Revenue Authority in the first week of October 2018 made two tax presentations at Umbwi Secondary School in Dedza.
On the first day, MRA met Form 3 and 4 day scholars while on the following day the Authority made a presentation to boarders.
The visit to the school was a deliberate and continuous effort in which the Authority is visiting many learning institutions in the country with a view to build a very strong foundation for tax compliance among the youth, who are future taxpayers.
The tax presentations focussed on the role and functions of MRA, the steps followed to formulate tax laws, the benefits of registering for tax and uses of taxes to national development.
The Authority also drilled the students on how to calculate various taxes and challenges MRA was facing in its quest to administer taxes and the challenges it was facing where the students can come in to help.
Kawanga making a presentation to students at Umbwi Secondary School
In his opening words, the Manager Taxpayer Education, Mc Hizzal Kawanga, thanked management and staff of the school for allowing them to make the tax presentations.
He, therefore, took the opportunity to assure the school and other learning institutions in the country that MRA will continue drilling students on matters of taxation as one way of complimenting efforts teachers were making in teaching students about taxation which is examinable at national level
In their response, Mr. Chimwemwe Simwaka and Sister Chimpango, both Social Science teachers, thanked MRA for choosing their school and assured MRA that they will work hard so that their students do well in taxation.
The first and second day presentation attracted 80 and 70 students respectively and at the end of the presentation MRA presented six copies of tax pamphlets to the school for their library.
The MRA team comprised Mr. Nason Kayenda, Manager Custom & Excise - Enforcement and Kawanga.