Hospitality sector pledges to support Malawi Revenue Authority

Operators of lodges, inns and motels have expressed more interest to work with the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) in making sure that errors are minimized when filing taxes.

MRA boss: Ralph Kamoto

MRA boss: Ralph Kamoto

The operators made the pledge during a taxation workshop for the hospitality sector held recently in Blantyre where the Authority made presentations on and administration of Domestic Taxes relating to Value Added Tax (VAT), Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Withholding Tax.

Blantyre Domestic Tax Station Manager Rose Ngwira urged the hospitality sector and business community at large to pay taxes even before the due date to avoid unnecessary penalties.

Ngwira added that if taxpayers have any queries relating to taxes they should always contact the Authority or come in person as the Authority’s doors are always open.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Andy Kulugomba, thanked MRA for holding the workshop as most of the issues they had on taxation were addressed.

He stressed that the sector will support the MRA cause so that the Government should collect more revenue and fulfill its development agenda adding that following the MRA workshop, the sector would consider forming an association so that they can speak with one voice with MRA on matters of taxation.

Before the Blantyre workshop, MRA conducted similar workshops in Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Zomba where the Authority interacted with many lodge, inn and motel operators.

During the tour, MRA also made presentations at regional workshops organized by the National Construction Industry Council (NCIC) in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

The Authority also made a tax presentation at a meeting organized by World Renew in Lilongwe.

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We don’t know that these workshops took place and those who attended why agree to all the nonsense you were being Lec tured to . Malawi government is supposed to exempt the tourism sector with many taxes that are being levied simply because they are inhibiting growth in the sector . Please wake up


With no Donor support, efficient tax collection should lead to areas where one would not think of.

where is our tax money being used? if you look at import duty,bar,income tax,fuel tax etc etc. we are paying over 60% of our hard earned money to the government. now if you got something back like good roads, efficient police,fire and hospital service. etc etc then you don’t mind paying. tax is supposed to benefit you as much as you payB. But you have to call it for what it is, here tax is a rip off as the money ia wasted, squandered or ends up in someone’s pocket. it’s not right andI it’s not a fair system. the… Read more »

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Alfred Munduwabo

Business yake it . Everything is at standstill in Malawi , all businesses are not functioning .

All those workshops we used to host in the tourism industries are no more there and all the construction jobs which we used to have in those old years are things of the past.

The past was excellent , the present in bad.

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