As one way of rooting out cases of tax fraud, evasion, bribery, smuggling and dishonesty, the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) introduced Tip Offs Anonymous Service in conjunction with Deloitte.
What is Tip Offs Anonymous Service?
This is a toll free service that enables people to report corporate problems like fraud, bribery, corruption and smuggling and other inappropriate behaviours. One can dial toll free number 847 for Airtel, Access and TNM subscribers or 80000847 for MTL subscribers. Informants can send tips to email address: email@example.com or through letters (no stamp required) to: The Call Centre, P.O Box 1726, Blantyre.
What specific details should one provide when using the Tip Offs Anonymous Service?
One needs to provide information like the date, time, location, the people involved or the amount of revenue involved in English or Chichewa. Informants should give a four or five-digit number of their choice like 2145 or 52212, for their identification. This is because no personal details are required to ensure confidentiality.
What does one get when the tip results in the recovery of revenues?
A reward is given. It ranges from a minimum of 10% of the taxes recovered to a maximum of K500, 000. During the last financial year, that is from July 2018 to June 2019, MRA paid out over K282 million to successful informants across the country. As explained, the service ensures total confidentiality and when giving out the reward, the giver and receiver do not meet.
Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org 0888986200 or 0888958220