Businesses ask for more taxpayer education

Businesses ask for more taxpayer education

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) recently conducted consultative meetings with leaders of various business associations and groups across the country. 

The meetings were organized to gather information on different areas where people would need intensive taxpayer education in the 2019/2020 financial year.

A representation of leaders from cross border traders, professional bodies, taxi operators, retailers, wholesalers, NGOs and tobacco farmers were some of the businesses that MRA targeted. 

Speaking during the first meeting with Small to Medium Scale Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in Mzuzu, Dorothy Mataya, Manager Taxpayer Service, said MRA had organized the meeting to solicit input from taxpayers on areas that the Authority should focus on during the next financial year.

She added that through that approach the Authority would practically and effectively address specific areas where business people lack a lot of information and knowledge on taxes.

‘’I, therefore implore all of you to take this meeting very seriously,’’ appealed Mataya.
Representing SMEs in Mzuzu, Serivina Dzonzi, thanked MRA for organizing the meeting adding that taxpayers would have an opportunity to pinpoint areas where they have challenges on taxes thus reducing the time run for meetings. 

Dzonzi, therefore, urged MRA to continue engaging them on various issues of taxation in order to improve compliance among SME including cross border traders.

The meeting was attended by twenty SMEs leaders and MRA was represented by Mrs. Mataya and Thokozani Chiwaya, Taxpayer Education Officer, as well as Station Managers. 

By Thokozani Chiwaya


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