The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is reminding valued taxpayers
to honour their obligations by submitting tax returns and paying taxes due in
the month of July 2020. The tax returns and payment due dates are as follows:
TAX TYPE DUE DATE
Pay As You Earn 14th July, 2020
Withholding Tax 14th July, 2020
Fringe Benefits Tax 14th July, 2020
Domestic Excise 20th July, 2020
Turnover Tax 20th July, 2020
Value Added Tax 25th July, 2020
Income tax 31st July, 2020 (Accounting date 31st January)
Pay As You Earn (PAYE), 14th July, 2020 and should be accompanied by Form P12 and P12A
Withholding Tax, 14th July, 2020 and should be accompanied by forms WTF1 & 2
Fringe Benefits Tax, 14th July, 2020 and should be
accompanied by forms FBT 2
Domestic Excise, 20th July, 2020 and should be accompanied by Form 32 for goods and Form 32A for services
Turnover Tax, 20th July, 2020 and should be accompanied by TOT return
Value Added Tax, 25th July, 2020 and should be accompanied by form VAT3
Provisional Tax, 25th July, 2020 and should be
accompanied by form PTF 1 and PTF 2
Income tax, 31st July, 2020 for all those taxpayers whose accounting date is 31st January
The Authority is reminding all employers that Tevet Levy and Employers’ Data Form for the year 2019/20 was due on 1 July 2020. 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. 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