Malawi court convicts Chinese business woman over tax fraud: Fined K1 million

Blantyre Magistrates Court  has convicted Feng Shaohong, a Chinese national, co-owner of ABC Shop in Blantyre for failing to issue and retain an Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs) receipt.

According to a Steve Kapoloma, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs,  Shaohong in February this year failed to issue and retain a fiscal receipt after selling assorted items worth MK 60, 590 to a customer at her shop’s premises in Blantyre.

The intention of not using the EFD was to evade payment of Value Added Tax (VAT) to the Malawi Government which is contrary to Regulation 28 (2) of the Value Added Tax (Electronic Fiscal Devices) Regulations and Section 63(1) of the Value Added Tax Act (Cap. 42:02)

On 23 June, 2015, the Court convicted the trader and sentenced her to a fine of MK1,000,000 or 18 months imprisonment in default.

Shaohong has since paid the fine  and a court order to redirect the paid funds to MRA has been issued.

“MRA is reminding all VAT registered businesses to always comply with EFD regulations by using the EFD machines honestly and issue fiscal receipts to their customers,” Kapoloma said.

“MRA  is appealing to the public to help in the implementation of the use of the EFDs by demanding receipts and report any suspected malpractice relating to the EFDs.”

MRA is also encouraging all businesses who want to register for VAT to inquire the tax regulatory body.

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15 thoughts on “Malawi court convicts Chinese business woman over tax fraud: Fined K1 million”

  1. Tamanda Banda says:

    Kuba kwayambira ku MRA komko

  2. Rich nduna says:

    Imadya pomwe aimangilira.olo abusa akumalalikira chopereka..wat more boma or okhometsa tsonkho!! Musova

  3. yosefe gambatula says: Chinese.Malawians are too sleepy for the Chinese.Amaliza Maiko eni eni otukuka with tight controls.Paja aliyense wofiira khungu Ku Malawi ndi foreign investor.Muli madzi.

  4. Zexe says:

    MRA should have overseers in town to monitor shop transactions in every TCs or towns/cities. It’s easier n cheaper that way.

  5. Charter says:

    1M yachepa! Mukanamlanga ndi K60M fine ameneyo. Ndiponso, she derves to have her visa and work permit revoked azipita kwawo.

  6. Peter wa muthaliza jobe moya says:

    Anyani inu ndalamazo mukatelo muzinenepetsela mimba zanu stupid

  7. BEST ADVICE says:

    The chinese was simply trying to make her goods cheaper so that rh poor malawian customers should not fail to buy becoz if she adds tax to 60,000 itl b around 85,000 ..MRA is also a thief

  8. Zakeyo says:

    The truth is: the Chinese lady did not ‘discuss’ with MRA officers. She refused to pay them and they fed her to the dogs!!

  9. Phwado says:

    K1 million is just too much.APM stealing too much.

  10. Masoambeta says:

    Who stole the 9.2bilion and why is he or she not getting arrested??

  11. makwasa says:

    Mukuwamanganso ma INVESTORS kikikikikiki koma DPP

  12. Chambang'ondo says:

    Even Cersser didn’t reach this point. You allow uranium azingotengedwa ndalama nkumayika m’matumba mwanu. But you want the poor to suffer twice. Pay for everything?

  13. half trillion says:

    olo mulandile misonkhoyo, imangodyedwa

  14. vendort says:

    MRA ndinu mbava nanunso

  15. Hitler says:


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