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ZIMRA: PAYE, 2% Tax & Withholding Taxes due 10 June 2021

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has in a statement notified all that PAYE (Pay As You Earn), IMTT (2% Tax) and Withholding Taxes for May 2021 are due on the 10th of June 2021. ZIMRA’s Statement reads as follows: The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) hereby reminds all its valued clients that the following returns and […]

ZIMRA requirements for freshly-built & imported vehicle number plates

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has published the requirements for the registration (and number plates) of newly built and imported vehicles. If you have recently imported a car or have bought one assembled locally, you’ll need to bring two copies of the following: ZIMRA vehicle registration/number plate requirements Customs Clearance Certificate (CCC) Form 49 payment […]

ZIMRA Special Excise Duty rates for change of ownership of second-hand cars

New rates or fees for change of ownership of second-hand vehicles

Four ZIMRA workers siphoned $50 million ZWL in a VAT scam

They almost got away with it.

The second-hand car ban is decimating ZIMRA’s revenue

Who could have guessed…

ZIMRA has started enforcing the second-hand car ban

It had already begun…

Govt to spend an additional US$2 mil on drones for border patrol

Unamanned Aerial Systems vs Smugglers

ZIMRA urges all businesses to pay outstanding taxes

Tax man cometh part II

ZIMRA blames tax clearance delays on application congestion

ZIMRA has said that the tax clearance certificate delays are due to the it’s systems being overwhelmed by the torrent of applications

ZIMRA issues statement on e-services platform & tax clearance certificates

ZIMRA has issued a statement regarding the issues that individuals have been having when trying to access its web portal for tax clearance certificates.

Here’s how to pay your taxes using Ownai

ZIMRA recently published their Q3 revenue report and in it was this interesting detail; During the quarter, additional tax payment relationships with OWNAI and One Money platforms were introduced for payment convenience. ZIMRA Q3 report This made us wonder what this payment relationship with Ownai was and when it was struck. The OneMoney-ZIMRA relationship we […]

Facebook is now charging VAT to Zimbabwean advertisers

Facebook, on their Business Help Centre, announced that they will be charging Zimbabwean advertisers Value Added Tax (VAT). The tax, which is pegged locally at 14.5% will apply to businesses and individuals whose “Sold To” country is set to Zimbabwe. Facebook will be charging VAT for ads regardless of whether they are for business or […]

Portion Of ZIMRA Staff Ordered To Work From Home

ZIMRA has become the latest of many local companies taking restrictive measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The tax collection authority has put into effect the following measures; All ZIMRA stations and offices maintaining critical skeleton staff; Staff have been provided with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitizers; Staff have received awareness […]

The Zim Govt Hopes To Incentivise Venture Capitalist Funding By Doing This

Back in November when the National Budget for 2020 was announced, we mentioned that the government declared ZW$500 million through the National Venture Fund which is supposed to start funding startups and SMEs this month. In that same document, I missed a pretty big part of how the government intends to incentivise a venture capital […]

ZIMRA Looking Into Taxing Income Received On Platforms Like Airbnb

ZIMRA’s Commissioner-General Faith Mazani today at the FINGAZ Tax Review Meeting shared the Revenue Authority’s plans to start taxing income received on online platform’s like Airbnb. ZIMRA is currently learning and seeing how best they can do this: With the digital age upon us, as ZIMRA we are catching up with learning, knowledge management and […]

OneMoney Partnership With ZIMRA Enables Payment Of Taxes, Custom Duties & Business Partner Numbers

Last September, NetOne announced a partnership with ZIMRA that would allow businesses and individuals to pay their assessment and business partner numbers using NetOne’s mobile money service. The BP number is used as an identification number for businesses whilst taxpayers can use the assessment number to identify their tax arrears before making payments. Think of […]

ZIMRA Reviewing Tax System To Better Cater For SMEs

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) announced that they will be reviewing the national tax system in order to better accommodate small to medium businesses. The Herald reports that SMEs currently make up close to 70% of registered taxpayers whilst contributing 20% to total tax revenue. Zimra Commissioner General touched on this in a speech delivered on […]

Econet Cleared Of $100 Million Tax Evasion Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Court dismissed claims by ZIMRA that Econet owed the national revenue authority $100 million that they hid from them through tax evasions. The dispute has been on-going for a number of years with a whistleblower claiming that Econet owed the taxman as much $300 million back in 2014. Edward Mutambanadzo- the whistleblower- […]

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ZIMRA Statement On Strike By Their Employees

ZIMRA has just sent out a statement in response to reports including ours that their workers are on strike. They don’t deny that there is industrial action by their employees but rather dismiss some allegations that were not really made or at least that we are not aware of: NOTICE TO ALL OUR VALUED CLIENTS […]

Tax Holiday: Even ZIMRA Is On Strike And Revenue Collection Will Likely Cease

The situation is dire to say the least. If you are an optimist looking for a silver lining (even a very temporary one), here’s one: ZIMRA workers are on strike DECLARATION ON INCAPACITATION DATED 13 JANUARY 2019 We the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and Allied workers Trade Union (ZIMRATU): Having collated experiences and submissions from our […]

Here’s How To Get Your Tax Clearance Online In Zimbabwe

If you have a company and you pay your taxes, then you know for a fact that having a tax clearance certificate is vital. There are some serious benefits to having a tax clearance even if you aren’t a company; let’s say you’re a sole trader, church, a trust or an individual, these benefits apply. According […]

ZIMRA’s Recent Public Notice Pours Water On The Government Claim That Bonds/RTGS And USD Are Equal

We all know the lie line that our government, led by the Fiscal Authorities ( Ministry of Finance) and Monetary Authorities, likes to feed us: The bond note, RTGS balances/Ecocash and the actual United States Dollars are one and the same thing. Well ZIMRA’s Public Notice 45 of 2018 seems to contradict all that. What the […]

Foreign Suppliers Threaten To Cut Off Telone Due To $18 Million Debt: The Parastatal Is Technically Insolvent

Critical foreign suppliers that include WIOCC are threatening Telone with service disruption according to a report submitted to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services( since that is quite a mouthful we will just call it the committee from now on). According to the chairman of the committee, Carlton Hwenje, Telone […]

ZIMRA Working On Replacing Humans With Technology To Reduce Corruption By Employees

Information Communication Technology (ICT) has a great potential to improve revenue collection by automating processes, better servicing taxpayers and increasing compliance. That’s why, ZIMRA is working on the development and implementation of ICT in its tax collection process to ultimately reduce or replace humans. The country’s tax collector, ZIMRA that this initiative is one way […]

Ecocash Agents Shocked To See Tax Deductions From Their Commissions, Ecocash Explains

Ecocash agents were shocked to find 10% deducted from their accounts. Some said this was the first time this was happening and accused Ecocash of stealing from them. Below are messages some of the agents received.   We reached out to Ecocash and this is what they had to say. Here’s the position: Agents have […]

StanChart Waits To Hear ‘Tax Implications’ Of The $100 Million UK Loan Facility Before Disbursing It

As a sign of a thawing of relations between Zimbabwe and the UK, last month the UK government advanced a $100 million facility to Zimbabwe to alleviate cash shortages and foreign currency shortages. The money was advanced to the country by Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) through the Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe (StanChart), as a line […]

Zimra Prepares To Collect More Revenue As It Finished Upgrading Asycuda

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has finally finished the upgrade of Asycuda way ahead of schedule.After acquiring three servers for the Asycuda upgrade last month, the country’s revenue collector, Zimra promised that it would be done with the exercise by June. And it has delivered. Recurrent losses as a result of Asycuda breakdowns compelled Zimra to upgrade […]

Zimra Loses $2.3 million To Its Employee-Turned-Hacker

A Zimra employee reportedly hacked Zimra and stole $ 2.3 million. Although the culprit was caught before he managed to get away with it, Zimra hasn’t yet recovered the money. The employee, Stephen Moreka is employed as an infrastructure administrator by Zimra, no wonder he was able to pull it off well not exactly. As […]