Malawi Revenue Authority  busts K488m vehicle racket

Public tax collector Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) says it has seized 47 vehicles, mostly Toyota Fortune owned by car hire companies, for non-payment of tax to recover K488 million.

Some of the impounded vehicles parked at MRA
Some of the impounded vehicles parked at MRA

MRA head of corporate affairs Steve Kapoloma said they seized the vehicles in joint operation with the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) which was conducted in August 2018

Kapoloma in an interview said the MRA established that “there were a lot of vehicles that were registered without paying tax.”

He said the vehicles were “smuggled” into the country and “fraudulently registered” at DRTSS.

But DRTSS spokesperson Angelina Makwechas said her agency has no mandate to introduce the vehicles to Malawi Traffic Information System (Maltis) without MRA.

“The vehicles are introduced into our system by MRA as our systems are on interface with each other,” she said.

She explained that the system only allows DTRSS to register vehicles that have been introduced by MRA.

Meanwhile, Kapoloma said smuggling remains a challenge in the country due to porous borders.

He said before the 47 vehicles seizure, MRA managed to recover K775 504 495.88 on 252 seized vehicles which are commonly smuggled through Southern and Central Region borders.

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Dungulinya
Dungulinya
2 years ago

Fake. Where are the fraudsters named? Which companies were involved?

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 years ago

MUNYA IFE A MRA NDI DRTSS KUBA SITILEKA.

Shack
Shack
2 years ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

Of course, it is written in the Bible that tax collectors are thieves. You will all die a painful death if you don’t repent.

Pumbwa
2 years ago

Corrupt state with corrupt leaders running corrupt agents. Period.

The Seer
The Seer
2 years ago

Also get the Nissan Navaras smuggled into the country by one Ben Phiri…

Wiseman
Wiseman
2 years ago

Mukukanilanatu, MRA, Road Traffic D onse akatangale okhaokha

Ntumbuka Weni Weni-Wapachitimba

90 percent of those vehicles belongs to our legitimate thieves AKA politicians

Goliati
Goliati
2 years ago

It is the same MRA officers who help these crooks politicians more especially to run away from paying duty. So do not expect an end to this NO. ZImadabwitsa kuti munthu olandira Mk780,337.00 per month is driving a Toyota Fortuner yet he has no business. Umangodziwilatu kuti galimoto iyi ndi ya HOT.

Comrade
Comrade
2 years ago
Reply to  Goliati

Goliati you are too specific, I think u have a great deal of information

Chemjambe
Chemjambe
2 years ago
Reply to  Comrade

Kkkkk Goliat yu di ali too specific…tamutchulani ameneyo

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