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REMINDER TO SUBMIT TAX RETURNS AND PAY TAXES DUE IN MAY 2020

REMINDER TO SUBMIT TAX RETURNS AND PAY TAXES DUE IN MAY 2020

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 May 2020. The tax returns and payment due dates are as follows:


TAX PAYMENT

TAX TYPE                                                       DUE DATE

Pay As You Earn                                             14th May, 2020

Withholding Tax                                               14th May, 2020

Domestic Excise                                              20th May, 2020

Turnover Tax                                                    20th May, 2020

Value Added Tax                                              25th May, 2020

Income tax                                                       31st May, 2020 (Accounting date 30th  November)

RETURN SUBMISSION 

Pay As You Earn (PAYE), 14th May, 2020
and should be accompanied by Form P12 and P12A

Withholding Tax, 14th May, 2020 and should be accompanied by forms WTF1 & 2

Domestic Excise, 20th May, 2020 and should be accompanied by Form 32 for goods and Form 32A for services

Turnover Tax, 20th May, 2020 and should be accompanied by TOT return

Value Added Tax, 25th May, 2020 and should be accompanied by form VAT3

Income tax, 31st May, 2020 for all those taxpayers whose accounting date is 30th November.


TEVET LEVY

The Authority is reminding all employers that Tevet Levy and Employers’ Data Form for the year 2018/19 was due on 1 July 2019. 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.

Tom Gray Malata
COMMISSIONER GENERAL

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