Malawi tax body seizes documents from Chakwantha law firm: MCP lawmaker accused of tax evasion

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), on Thursday, , conducted a search at the business premises of Armstrong Oils and Car Accessories in Lilongwe  – owned by opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) lawmaker Peter Chakwantha – on suspicion of tax evasion offences.

Chakhwantha: MRA seize documents from his law firm

Chakhwantha: MRA seize documents from his law firm

MRA’s Deputy Director Corporate Affairs, Steven Kapoloma told Nyasa Times that the search resulted in the seizure of some business documents from the company.

“The operation follows a tip alleging that Armstrong Lawyers and Company, Armstrong Oils and Car Accessories and Armstrong Agro Trading, owned by Hon. Louis Peter Chakhwantha, M.P has not been remitting correct amount of taxes in form of Value Added Tax (VAT) and Income Tax,” Kapoloma said.

The documents seized during the operation are being analysed to verify the allegations made against Chakwantha and his law firm, MRA said.

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21 thoughts on “Malawi tax body seizes documents from Chakwantha law firm: MCP lawmaker accused of tax evasion”

  1. Okay? says:

    A lawyer zikuonekatu kuti boma mumafuna kulanda lija tsono latsala pang’ono kukunjatani. Kumenekutu ndi kuba. Wina wake adanena kuti wakuba ndi amene wagwidwa. Chimodzimodzi wachita chigololo ndi uyo wagwidwa mnyumba mwa anatsibekowo. Amwenye akumangidwatui ndi nkhani ngati izi, tsono inu ndiye musamangidwe? Mukavala sanza please musamadumphe moto mungadzaotche nyung’unyu.

  2. J. Bandawe says:

    Iwe # 16 ndi amzako ena mwabadwa liti inu mukamati DPP ndima criminal? Ufunse agogo ako or agogo anu nonse akuwuzeni za MCP momwe anawaphera a Gadama Matenje Ciwanga ndi Sangala komanso Madinga Cipembere Kwapatila Mhango Chisinza Nyirenda Mwafulirwa Manda Singini Cikhungwa Mbale ndi ena ambiri monganso SOLOBALA. Ngakhale zitavuta motani sizizathekanso kuti MCP mkuzalamulira muno mmalawi. Anacita nkhanza zowopsya monga makhadi nyakula misonkho fees ku primary kuponya anthu paziwe kuti adibwe ndi ng’ona kulanda anthu malo nyumba mafarm kulanda anthu mbuzi ng’ombe nkhuku mazira mkazi wakonso ndizina zotero.

  3. Nkhanga zaona says:

    Ma lawyer ose ndi chimodzimodzi, chavuta apa nchoti uyu wawinitsa MCP mlandu KU coirt , after enawo anapanga masamu osokoneza MCP momemeza ena my MCP kuti aukire nkutengera MCP kiu court kutiipangitse convention so that kiu convention akachotse achina chakwera pa mpando…kkkk nkhanga zawona.

  4. Nelson Jalasi Kalongolera says:

    Kodi za M & M global law consultants zili pati paja munalandaso ma documents becoz tax evasion.

  5. Raw Stuffer says:

    Most law firms evade tax. If this exercise was done to all legal firms, the country would surprised how much government is losing each month in undeducted or unremitted tax returns.

  6. Kenkkk says:

    For every opposition tax evader or criminal, there are ten dpp gurus tax evaders or criminals. So mra if you are serious about this thing then target dpp gurus also. And please don’t tell us that you know them dpp thieves.

    Witch hunting mcp officials, especially parliamentarians will take you no where you dpp mra puppets. Because dpp is so full of criminals, you have been ordered to balance the imbalance of criminality by fabricating criminality issues on the opposition.

    Dpp is so heavily tarnished with thieving and thuggish behaviors that it now wants the opposition also to be tarnished to look like them. This will take you nowhere.

    Mra wants to look tough when it is actually corrupt to the core. Dpp bootlickers.

  7. Lucy says:

    Blessed Hope Isulu letter to the public on youth is good news

  8. kamale says:

    Boma ndi Boma basi. Silimaluza. Bingu anatero.
    Kaya zanu izo, munaziputa dala.

  9. koma abale inu eeh says:

    Obviously, politicians like everybody else are prone to criminal activity, especially white collar crime. Greed and other features of human nature apply.
    The days when politicians were absolutely untouchables when it came to these kinds of crimes were gone with Kamuzu. He and his coterie were really heavy on tax evasion: they practiced what could be termed reverse taxation, whereby they actually took money from MRA – who knows how much, since there was NO accountability.
    Businesses have to pay their share of taxes, rather than leaving the heavy lifting to you and me.
    MRA are just doing their job. People: stop seeing sinister hands behind enforcement of the tax laws when MCP officials or cadres are being audited.

  10. Concentrate more on youth team t says:

    Witch huntinging by nervious Diesel, Ptrol, Palibe. Muwafune woti mungawaopsyeze

  11. zakumnyero basi says:

    .. mesa iyeyo ndi lawyer let him prove his inocence.. Akumangidwa mmwenye because of tax evasion ndiye ameneyu ndi ndani… iwe umaona ngati kulimbana ndi boma mmasewera?.
    .. more fire MRA….. Wanyera panjira walinga mbalume…

  12. kimwanza katambala says:

    Kukatenga ma document mwini wake kulibe…. kumuwopa OB

  13. Wandale says:

    Izi ndiye zamkutu zenizeni a DPP musayiwale kuti nanunso mudzachoka m’boma and omwewa a MRA adzakuvinitsa gule wa zomwezo.

  14. Charombanthu says:

    Smells politics right from the word go!! You have better things to do than this witch-hunting of opposition figures. We are watching…..

  15. Masozi Mwenifumbo says:

    If it is true, then let the law take its course. If not, then God arise and vindicate the victimised, Amen!!!!!

  16. Marko Kalebe says:

    The MRA shud also launch investigations on companies and firms owned by ministers and DPP cronies if they also remit tax correctly, otherwise this might be a politically motivated move. They will also find dubious tax evasion among companies owned by even cabinet ministers and Dpp cronies as well.

  17. Khondo says:

    a MRA mukulimbana ndi a MCP mufuna ife tokha tizilipira misonkho kuti azidya alomwe anuwa? Simutitha achewa, we work for what we have not kudalira kuba alomwe inu

  18. Gamulani says:

    Zifukwa zandale izi! It does not a political scientist to judge

  19. Mbingo says:

    Why is it that always these Govt Agencies……..namely, ACB, POLICE, MRA, DPP (Director of Public Prosecution) as well as NIB work against opposition? Is it bcoz they are in opposition???? Shameeeeeeeeeeee indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and this is very bad.

  20. MAMA G says:

    MRA and ACB too much politicized bodies. They only act on opposition members of society. I hear one Salure Masangwi also evaded tax but no action was taken. 2019 ikuchedwa bwanji tithane nanu agalu inu

  21. chibweya joe says:

    Pamenepo ndipo pa Malawi. Sipadzatheka ayi.

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