TRA cracks down on fake tax stamps in Kilimanjaro

23Apr 2021
The Guardian Reporter
KILIMANJARO
The Guardian
TRA cracks down on fake tax stamps in Kilimanjaro

THE Tanzania Revenue authority in Kilimanjaro has launched a ten days door to door and shop- to- shop campaign in the region to crackdown on smuggled products with fake Electronic Tax Stamps (ETS).

Speaking at the launching ceremony, acting Senior Manager for Taxpayer Education at TRA headquarters Rose Maendeka said the campaign which is aimed at providing education on tax will go hand in hand with inspecting and pursuing untrusted traders who fake electronic stamps.

“Let me warn traders who smuggle goods into the country evade tax by using fake tax stamps, we will go shop by shop because this is a serious problem in the region,” she said.

During the launching event which was attended by Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Dr Anna Mghwira, the TRA official said campaign will go shop will be done in all the districts of the regions namely Hai, Siha, Mwanga, Moshi Municipal, Moshi Rural, Same, Mwanga and Rombo.

 “During the campaign, we will also be patrolling borders to identify unofficial routes used to smuggled products which are sold in the market having fake tax stamps,” she said.

According to her, those who will be identified as dodging tax payments through the use of fake tax stamps, said Maendeka, will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

According to Maendeka, the campaign started in regions of Dar es es-salaam, Mbeya, Singida, Dodoma.

TRA Regional Assistant Manager (Debts) in Kilimanjaro, Tilson Chipimbilo Kabuje said on Monday that the ongoing education that scheduled from April 19 to April 29 2021 will be conducted in a friendly manner and called upon members of the business community in the area to cooperate.

For her part, RC Mghwira appealed to residents of her region to cooperate with TRA officials in the ongoing education campaign.

She added that, the 10-days campaign will be conducted in a friendly manner and called upon members of the business community in the area to cooperate.

 

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