MRA slaps DPP opponent with K80m tax bill arrears

Revenue collectors, the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has slapped a fierce government critic and member of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) a K80 million tax bill arrears.

Kazembe is MCP member 

Gerald Kazembe, national executive committee member of the MCP contested in Mangochi Monkey parliamentary race and lost to Ralph Jooma, minister of Transport and Public Works.

MRA says Kazembe, who runs a beverages wholesale and distributor company, has neither been paying nor submitting VAT and its returns respectively.

“Such being the case, we calculated VAT on sales from July 2018 up to January 2019 before the acquisition of the distributorship business from Castel (Mw Ltd),” says the letter to Kazembe in part.

The letter says the period from July 2018 to January 2019, Kazembe’s records were scanty, insufficient and not summerised, saying such being the case, the tax collecting body considered only VAT on the sales Kazembe had been depositing with Ecobank during the period.

The calculated VAT to be paid to MRA, according to the letter, is K80 810 450.56.

However, in various social media platforms, some people accused Jooma of using his ministerial position to push MRA act on Kazembe to make him go bankrupt and withdraw the parliamentary election case.

The people wondered why it is only the opposition and other government critics who are targets by the MRA leaving out the Democratic Progressive Party faithful.

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Richie
1 year ago

Kodi why did he (Mr kazembe)not pay the vat he collected on behalf of MRA
Should he be left because he is a politician ?
Name the ones in the ruling party doing the same

Neno
Neno
1 year ago

Munthalikas Revenue Authority

Lego
1 year ago

Why only targeting government critics and opposition?Your selective shows that you are not professionals in dealing with VAT.All along your target is on opposition members why?Lets have Malawi for all not only those who are supporting DPP.
Besides,APM is not a Malawian but he is dividing us.Mutharika is a Zimbabwean.

Mtete
1 year ago

Paying tax is a must and I do not pity on those who evade taxes. I take it Kazembe has an MRA TPIN, which enables the tax collector to follow up on tax issues. Where have they been all this time?

That said, the tax collector should be ashamed for being used by DPP gurus to harrass and shame those in opposition to their evil ways. In other words, the Tax Laws should not be used selectively. Payback time is round the corner

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Mtete

If you know any DPP gurus who have evaded tax, just report them. In any case, you don’t do wrongs just because others are doing those wrongs. Just do what is right to do. That’s all, and you shall have peace of mind.

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
1 year ago

He is an enemy of the state by not meeting his tax obligations. Nyasatimes learn to report objectively. Wozemba msonkho amamangidwa basi so dont feel sorry for Kazembe ndi wakuba ameneyo. Mankhwala in hospitals are bough by such kind of money.

Haluna
Haluna
1 year ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

Msonkho ntchito yake ndichani kwenikweni zobelanabasi

True
True
1 year ago

This continue to confirm that DPP stole elections and are not sleeping. What flies will touch down soon.

Haluna
Haluna
1 year ago
Reply to  True

Kkkkkkkk zankera kumeneko hetiiii

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
1 year ago

Time will tell

Chechamba
Chechamba
1 year ago

WE ARE ALL SUPPOSED TO PAY TAXES EVERYONE KNOWS THAT JUST LIKE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT NO MATTER WHAT MRA WOULD NOT DARE TAKE HEAD ON THE MULLI BROTHERS OF THIS WORLD EVEN IF THEY STOPPED PAYING A SINGLE TAMBALA TO MRA. THE REASON BEING THAT MRA IS FULL OF DAUGHTERS AND SONS OF EITHER DPP CADETS, SYMPATHIZERS.

MRA DOES NOT APPLY PRINCIPLES OR OBJECTIVITY ON CASES OF TAX DEFAULT.

SO WHEN GOVERNMENT CHANGES THIS NO SENSE WILL HAVE TO GO. MRA SHOULD NEVER BE A DPP WING NOR CONDUCT ITSELF AS IF IT IS A SUBSIDIARY OF NDATA FARM.

Zholashe 78morere
Zholashe 78morere
1 year ago

This MRA is too SHIT and why always attacking other parties
MUNYA MUONA IMWE A STEVE MUKUONA NGATI OPAMBANA, MULUNGU WATHU NDIWAMOYO NDIPO CHILUNGAMO CHONSE ALINACHO. BRAVO CASTEL TO MOVE THEIR BUSINESS TO ZAMBIA AND NOTE THAT YOUR TAX BASE YAGWA

Joloza
1 year ago

We politicise everything in Malawi. Shame.

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  Joloza

You have forgotten you comments now?

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