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Malawi Revenue Authority Launch SADC Electronic-Certificate Of Origin

Malawi Revenue Authority Launch SADC Electronic-Certificate Of Origin

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Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has launched the SADC electronic-Certificate of Origin which aims at simplifying customs and facilitate trade. The SADC e-Certificate of Origin is an electronically processed and issued Certificate of Origin by an issuing authority attesting that goods declared by an exporter conform to specific Rules of Origin. Speaking at the launch of SADC e-Certificate of Origin at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre, MRA commissioner general, John Bizwick, said the e-Certificate will improve the way business is conducted in the region as challenges that were associated with the manual processing of the the certificate will be eliminated. The electronic system will allow manufacturers, producers and exporters to electronically register their products for preferential treat...
Malawi Revenue Authority Launch Taxpayer Charter

Malawi Revenue Authority Launch Taxpayer Charter

Stories
The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is tonight launching a taxpayer charter, a document which spells out how taxpayers will be served when dealing with tax adminstration through multiple channels within the tax syatem. The charter, as a public performance tool, aims to cultivate and strengthen the confidence that taxpayers have in the tax adminstration system, while simultaneously building a new relationship with taxpayers based on mutual trust and respect. MRA commissioner general John Bizwick has indicated that the charter is one of the many steps that the MRA is taking to improve service delivery by among others drive MRA officials to work efficiently in a manner stipulated in the charter. The Charter comprises 11 taxpayer rights which among others include right to impartial tr...
WARNING TO ALL LOCAL TRANSPORTERS OVER TRANSPORTATION OF SMUGGLED LIQUOR

WARNING TO ALL LOCAL TRANSPORTERS OVER TRANSPORTATION OF SMUGGLED LIQUOR

Local
Malawi Revenue Authority is warning all minibus drivers, owners, and all transporters to desist from transporting cargo without knowing and verifying its contents for fear of falling prey to unscrupulous alcohol smugglers. It has come to our attention that unscrupulous alcohol smugglers have resorted to using Lizulu -Mlanda route in Ntcheu where they use unsuspecting local minibuses to carry cargo in huge cartons and masquerade as any other normal parcel. The cartel of smugglers is offloading alcohol at Villa in Mozambique where a Mozambican smuggler ferries the same and illegally enters Malawi via Lizulu before handing over the merchandise to its owners at Mlanda in Ntcheu. It is here that the local smugglers use unsuspecting local minibuses and coasters to carry these illegal carg...
Dust Failing To Settle At MERA

Dust Failing To Settle At MERA

Stories
Members of staff of the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) have threatened to commence an industrial action and bar one of their executives, Alinafe Mkavea who is the Director of Fuels from coming to work if the purported renewal of her contract is successful. The employees, who claim Mkavea has a series of offences against the institution, say their Chief Executive Officer, Henry Kachaje is working behind the scenes to renew her contract against a presidential direction on the 31st of May 2022 that no government officers' contract is supposed to be renewed unless vetting processes have been done. They further say the case is more worrisomeas Kachaje himself is holding on to a position that he got dubiously as was exposed in the leaked Ombudsman's report which faulted his irr...
MRA To Meet the K1.5 trillion target in the 2022/23 financial year

MRA To Meet the K1.5 trillion target in the 2022/23 financial year

National
In the picture: Biziwick (L) Malawi Revenue Authority-MRA Commissioner General John Bizwick is hopeful that the tax institution will meet the K1.5 trillion target in the 2022/23 financial year following the introduction of various strategies. Among other strategies Bizwick reveals widening the tax band through block management system, optimising resources allocation, enhancing tax-payer education and strengthening integrity among staff members. Addressing the media in Blantyre, the MRA chief has revealed that in the 2021/22 financial year, the tax collecting institution failed to achieve a 100% performance rate, with a negative variance of K73 billion, representing 92.87%. He however says they managed to achieve a nominal growth of 19 % as compared to the year 2020/21. He a...
MRA DISMISSES 82 WORKERS FOR CORRUPTION

MRA DISMISSES 82 WORKERS FOR CORRUPTION

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The Malawi Revenue Authority has disclosed that it has dismissed 82 workers since 2013 due to corruption. MRA Commissioner, John Bizwick, disclosed this after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to end corruption at the institution. Bizwick said among the offences committed include fraudulent clearance of new vehicles. "Workers are investigated to audit their lifestyles and also if we have received a tipoff of any corruption involving employees," said Bizwick. Bizwick further said the country is losing a lot of money through tax evasion. He, therefore, said the MOU will help to reduce the malpractice among others. "The public has recently nominated MRA as one of the most corrupt institutions in the country and we thought of doing ...
Malawi’s tax collection to suffer following the forex scarcity

Malawi’s tax collection to suffer following the forex scarcity

Business
There are fears that Malawi’s tax collection efforts will suffer a hit following the forex scarcity that is currently prevailing. Many private sector players, especially in the manufacturing sector, are failing to reach expected production capacity as they are failing to import necessary raw materials. Consequently, the country is likely to endure a worrying drop in production, thus affecting expected gains from which taxes are charged. While hoping for a solution to the forex challenges, Malawi Revenue Authority – MRA Commissioner General John Bizwick worries that if it persists, the trend may likely have a negative bearing on tax collection. He indicates that as it stands, 30% of the taxes they collect, come from trade.