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REMINDER TO PAY TAXES AND SUBMIT TAX RETURNS DUE IN OCTOBER 2021

REMINDER TO PAY TAXES AND SUBMIT TAX RETURNS DUE IN OCTOBER 2021

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is reminding valued taxpayers to honor their obligations by paying taxes and submitting tax returns due in the month of October 2021. The due dates for payment of taxes and submission of returns are as follows:

TAX PAYMENT
TAX TYPE                                                  DUE DATE

Pay As You Earn                                                  14th October, 2021

Withholding Tax                                                   14th October, 2021

Fringe Benefits Tax                                             14th October, 2021

Domestic Excise                                                  20th October, 2021

Presumptive Tax                                                  20th October, 2021

Value Added Tax                                                  25th October, 2021

Provisional Tax                                                     25th October, 2021

Income tax                                                            31st October, 2021 (Accounting date 30th April)


RETURN SUBMISSION 
Pay As You Earn (PAYE), 14th October, 2021. Should be accompanied by Form P12 and P12A

Withholding Tax, 14th October, 2021.Should be accompanied by forms WTF1 & 2

Fringe Benefits Tax, 14th October, 2021. Should be accompanied by forms FBT 2

Domestic Excise, 20th October, 2021. Should be accompanied by Form 32 for goods and Form 32A for services

Presumptive Tax , 20th October, 2021. Should be accompanied by Presumptive Tax return

Value Added Tax, 25th October, 2021. Should be accompanied by form VAT3

Provisional Tax, 25th October, 2021. Should be accompanied by form PTF 1 and PTF 2

Income tax, 31st October, 2021 for all those taxpayers whose accounting date is 30th April. Should be accompanied by ITF1 for sole traders or partnerships and ITF12 for limited companies

TEVET LEVY
The Authority is reminding all employers that Tevet Levy and Employers’ Data Form for the year 2020/21 was due on 1 July 2021. Failure to remit the levy by the due date attracts 20% of the unpaid amount.

CUSTOMS & EXCISE
Duty is payable upon importation of goods into Malawi. If goods are imported into the country through transit bond on Transit document 1 (T1) and kept in a temporary store, duty is due within 10 days from the day the goods were deposited in the Temporary Stores. Customs duties can also be paid prior to the arrival of goods at the border. 

REMINDER TO ALL TAXPAYERS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

MRA further wishes to remind all taxpayers and the business community that it is their obligation and responsibility to settle their tax liabilities on time. Any delay or failure to remit the taxes would result in MRA requesting you to pay the taxes due plus penalties in accordance with the Law. 

Kindly, note that you can submit your tax returns at your nearest Domestic Taxes offices and Customs & Excise stations at Chitipa, Nsanje, Mwanza, Liwonde, Chiponde and Muloza. Please, note that failure to submit a tax return when due is an offence punishable by the VAT Act and the Taxation Act.

JOHN S. BIZIWICK

COMMISSIONER GENERAL

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