By Andrew Mukoma
THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has implored business houses and residents in Monze, to make full use of the electronic services to make various obligatory tax payments and other services efficiently.
ZRA e-payments officer Brenda Jaliso says the authority had made it easier for tax payers to make all forms of transactions to meet their tax obligations through the electronic platform.
Ms Jaliso said the business houses and residents should utilise the various electronic services offered by the authority including e-tax payments, Tax personal identification Numbers, filling of annual returns, among other services to meet their tax obligations.
She said this when she made a presentation on the authority’s e-payments during a business community workshop held at Golden Pillow Lodge in Monze district on Tuesday.
Ms Jaliso noted that electronic platform offers all tax payers a safer, faster and more efficient means through which anyone can make payments and other tax obligations.
And Monze district administrative Officer Gorreti Bbalo has appealed to ZRA to conduct more sensitisations meetings in Monze to ensure full compliance of tax payments.
Ms Bbalo noted that the authority still had a lot of work to do in sensitising Monze residents especially landlords and marketeers on the essence of paying tax so that a strong tax compliant culture can be achieved.
She said it was important for the authority to close the information gaps on importance of paying taxes among people especially in rural areas through sustained sensitisations meetings.
“My wish is that ZRA come to Monze very often so that they hold similar meetings for marketeers and landlords and people in rural areas so that they appreciate the essence of paying tax because it is through tax that government can deliver they much-needed development,” said Ms Bbalo.
Meanwhile, Monze District Business Association Chairperson Jonathan Mwila has thanked the authority for holding the workshop adding that business houses in the area will now become more compliant to paying tax.
He said the workshop had enlightened the business community on serious matters most were ignorant about most issues pertaining to tax payments, returns filling, among others.