MRA offers uncleared vehicles voluntary declaration: Masangwi offices sealed over upaid tax

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has opened a Voluntary Declaration Window (VDW) to allow motorists possessing un-cleared vehicles to pay Customs duties without being charged any penalty.

MRA crackdown: Hits on Masangwi

Masangwi offices sealed

The window opens on 1st November, 2018 until 28th February 2019 and motorists possessing un-cleared vehicles are encouraged to vol­untarily make declarations for proper Customs clearance processes.

Most of these un-cleared vehicles were either smuggled into Malawi or their Temporary Importation Permit (TIP) expired and they were registered fraudulently.  The window provides an opportunity to owners of these vehicles to pay Customs duty without being charged any penalty.

Owners of these vehicles should, therefore, apply to the Commissioner General by delivering their application to any nearest MRA office and indicate ‘’VDW” on top of the envelop and the application letter.

The MRA office will assist in calculating the duty payable before send­ing the letter to the office of the Commissioner General for approval. Upon approval, the applicant would be requested to pay Customs duties but penalties would be waived.

Driving or possessing an un-cleared motor vehicle is a serious offence against the Customs & Excise Act. Those who fail to clear their vehicles by 28th February, 2019 will have their vehicles seized and subjected to hefty penalties as prescribed by the law.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday the tax collecting body sealed the offices of United Transformation Movement (UTM) national chairperson Noel Masangwi at  his business complex opposite Njamba Freedom Park over non-payment of tax income.

Blantyre City East legislator is the second UTM official to show on MRA radar months after the tax collecting body invaded Noel Ngalande’s residence over non-paid customs duty.

And on Friday, Police arrested  George Saonda for allegedly duping a Burudian national to help him obtain citizenship.

Some members of the movement have been in trouble with the law after breaking away from the governing Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) to back Vice President Saulos Chilima to challenge President Peter Mutharika during the 2019 Tripartite Elections.

 

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concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

JKF if the head of state is also under the law why is he not charged for receiving Mk 145,oooooo ,katangale money.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Ku Mra anthu alemera nyatwa ndi ziphuphu komaso ambili ali ndi EDZI
zkomo

James
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James

We have a big challenge in Malawi. It seems all crooks belong to the ruling party, in this case DPP. Unfortunately, MRA, and ACB are dictated by DPP. For instance Masangwi, Ngalande and Saonda committed their offences while holding positions in DPP but MRA had no say. Now, because they have left DPP they have cases to answer. This is very unfortunate fellow Malawians. If tomorrow they decide to go back to DPP they will see what Change goal(Uladi Mussa) saw. All their charges will be dropped. The only solution is to vote DPP out of Government.

Overqualified job seeker
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Overqualified job seeker

This is a reflection of a sad reality: that most DPP members do not pay tax. Such members are rightly prosecuted once they leave the party. What about long-time opposition members and leaders? The fact they are not pursued means they are clean, at least on tax payment, otherwise MRA would have been after them.

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba
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Check the Toyota Landcruiser VX V8 that Ben Phiri is driving. Is it duty paid or he is untouchable? Why do you chase those that are not in dpp? This is corruption. Even police fail to act on motorists that simply put the ugly dpp flag on the view mirror. That’s abuse of power.dpp must fall basi.

CESSPOOL SIMALOTO
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CESSPOOL SIMALOTO

All UTM saints are on their way to Paradise as prescribed in the holy books of DPP Retribution politics. With the remaining months blind stoning will be order of the hour never ever give your enemy the weapon this will spell your doom

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

Masagwi should just spill the beans because people who were using his bond to smuggle alcohol are now using another bond in Manja where smuggling is taking place big time. One trader makes false declaration that he has carried groceries yet his trucks are filled with alcohol which attracts high percentage of duty, Government is prejudiced millions of kwachas every week through this scheme and MRA officials are seen patronising this traders shop to collect their cut for assisting this trader with smuggling. People say this trader is a big financier of DPP and has been smugglling alcohol for many… Read more »

Mulomwe
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Mulomwe

Back to the old dark days when people were being arrested or using government machinery to silence opposition views. Instilling fear in people will only motivate them – don’t forget the sympathy vote.

DPP failures are very desperate to remain in power. 23 May next year, all DPP mercenaries and their backers will all be cowering and languishing in prisons.

Mtima uwawa
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Mtima uwawa

Okay fine,,,,,, M’Sonkho (tax) tuma pereka anthu ovutikafe…. MRA ikumango brower M’matumba mwawo,, all MRA members may your houses catch fire…. Ngati mumadya ndalama zanthu inu PA Dedza…

JKF
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JKF

We all know that Masangwi, Saonda and Ngalande and thugs. Nyasatimes has been telling us now and again right here on this forum how wicked these people are in many ways including tax eversion. Now all over a sudden these thugs are cerebrated heroes on Nyasatimes? What’s going on here? Leave MRA alone to do their job professionally. When did the UTM members become untouchable to law? Everyone is under the law including our head of state. Now who are these UTM morons to be above the law?

Na phiri
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Na phiri

Why now these people were enjoying positions in DPp with their crimes. They were not being arrested because they are in oppositiom

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