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ZRA to launch online tax payment

By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) said it has introduced an online payment system that allows taxpayers to pay their tax obligations online.

The company said the new system is expected to be rolled out next month. The system is believed will compel all forms of tax returns to be submitted electronically in order to eliminated long queues that forms when companies and individual rush to beat their tax payment deadline.

A notice by ZRA said, “the system will be web based and all forms and return could be submitted electronically.”

The system will be called Tax Online and will help make tax payments easier.

The Zambia Revenue Authority has long been promising to make business easier and efficient in the country by introducing an electronic business system with a new Tax Payers Identification Number by the end of this month.

"ZRA continues to implement modernisation reforms that promote good governance with a view to maintaining confidence and trust of all stakeholders in accordance with the authority's medium term corporate plan in achieving strategic objectives of optimising revenue collection and improving service delivery to enhance operational efficiency among others. In this light, ZRA is introducing e-business with a new TPIN for all taxpayers by the end of July 2013. This will have 10 digits instead of the current 13 to enhance service delivery," said Mumbuna Kufekisa, ZRA corporate communications manager.

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