The Zambia Revenue Authority ZRA has disclosed that over 8,000 heavy duty vehicles imported dubiously has made government loose over 480 million kwacha in taxes

ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda says government has lost about 480 Million Kwacha in taxes adding that the duty vehicles were imported dubiously using VAT deferred facility for other tax payers.

Mr. Sikalinda has since disclosed that the authority has so far revoked 136 clearing licenses for clearing companies and blocked their Tax Payer Identification numbers (TPINS) on the Asycuda world System.

He has further said that the Authority will tomorrow publish the first batch of heavy duty trucks that were imported dubiously and another list will be published next week.

Mr. Sikalinda has called upon the owners of the vehicles to report at the Inspectorate and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit offices within 14 days from date of publication.

Mr .Sikalinda has since urged all citizens to pay taxes directly to the Zambia Revenue Authority to avoid being swindled by smugglers who pretend to be clearing agents.

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