Lower Shire students access tax education
Students in the Lower Shire have been urged to take taxation subjects seriously not only to pass examinations but also be tax compliant in future.
The call was made by Martin Kasaila, Revenue Officer in the Domestic Taxes Division at Chikwawa Secondary School.
Kasaila said that MRA is making every effort to impart knowledge and skills to students on taxation at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels to ensure that future generations are tax compliant.
‘’Which is why, MRA is constantly visiting various learning institutions in the country in order to compliment what you learn in class,’’ he added.
MRA handed over tax pamphlets to Nsanje Secondary School
Speaking on behalf of staff members at Chikwawa Secondary School, Ms. Chipiliro Zainga, thanked MRA for choosing their school, adding that the tax presentations will go a long way in cementing what teachers deliver in class.
Other learning institutions where MRA made tax presentations included Nsanje, Ngabu and Bangula secondary schools as well as St. Michael’s and Nyamazere Community Day Secondary schools.
Among other things, MRA drilled students on the importance of registering for taxes, how to calculate PAYE, Withholding tax and the importance of demanding fiscal receipts every time they buy taxable goods and services.
Students were also taught about types of Customs duties, how to calculate duty and how to report suspected cases of smuggling and tax evasion by using Tip Offs Anonymous Service.
MRA distributed tax pamphlets at all these learning institutions for the school library. In addition, the Authority gave out prizes to students who answered taxation questions correctly in form of hard covers, mathematical instrument boxes and pens.
By Napo Simkonda