Malawi to tax workers in diplomatic missions

Minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe has said  Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) will start collecting taxes from those working in diplomatic missions.

Gondwe said this on Tuesday in Parliament when he unpacked the 2014/15 zero-aid budget amounting to K729 billion which does not include budgetary support from donors.

Kamoto: MRA boss tp collect tax from local workers in international organisations
Kamoto: MRA boss tp collect tax from local workers in international organisations

Announcing new revenue measures, turned his attention to Malawians and locally hired employees working in foreign embassies and international organisations that are not paying taxes.

“My ministry will work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get information on nations and locally hired employees so that MRA can enforce this tax law and collect taxes.

“In addition, government has noted with concern that some holders of permanent resident permits are not paying tax on income earned in Malawi,” said Gondwe.

The Finance Minister did not give the amount of expected revenue from this source.

Government expert MRA which is led by Ralph Kamoto to collect the projected K525 billion to finance the budget.

Gondwe said discussions were still underway with the major development partners such as United States, European Union, United Kingdom, World Bank and African Development Bank among others.


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