MRA urges employers to register domestic workers by Feb 17

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is urging employers who are paying domestic workers in excess of K45,000 register them at MRA as required by the Taxation Act by February 17, 2020.

MRA Commissioner General Tom Malata

According to reports, once they register their employees, all employers whether corporates and entrepreneurs will be given a Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN).

This is the number that creates an account with MRA into which all remittances are reflected and that all correspondents with MRA is done based on the TPIN.

According to MRA, income is taxable regardless of its nature or form and in terms of employment, all employees are required to pay tax in the form of Pay As You Earn (PAYE).

“The form of employment is also not an issue,” said a top MRA officer. “The Taxation Act indicates that all employees getting in excess of K45,000 per month should pay PAYE.

“The operation of PAYE places the responsibility on the employer to deduct PAYE when salary or wage is being paid to the employee. The employer remits the amount deducted to MRA.

“In the event that an employer fails to deduct or remit the amount of PAYE deducted, the employer is personally liable to settle the amount and any related penalties.

“For an employer to properly operate PAYE, there is need to register with MRA and upon registration the employer is given TPIN,” said the officer.

Throughout this week till next week, MRA has been conducting sensitization workshops for free that attracted all stakeholders.

The new Domestic Tax came into effect on 22 November, 2019.

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wa Nyau
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wa Nyau

TIMOTHY MTUMBO,nkhani zomatcha ndizimenezi osati msete ukupanga zija

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Koma Mrs mwafikapo. So if someone gets 145 million how much is the tax? On the other hand I think if you had any brains at all the way to do it would have been to assess the employees income. Wantchito amalipiridwa cash. Kuli anthu anzeru koma kumabungwe auchitsiruwa?

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Assess amene akulipirawo apumbwa. Amalipiridwa cash so olo atalandira hundred thousand mudziwa bwanji? Masukulu ake kumapita aja aku Jerusalem aja?

Elda
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Elda

Wanga ndmamupatsa 50,000 koma kuyambira pa 16 Feb 2020 ndidzimulipira 44,999.99

Kholowa mkabudula
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Kholowa mkabudula

Ine wanga azilipidwa K44,999 BP njee! Munya muona musowa chakuba chaka chake ndi chino musetela zisononkho!

Roadking
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Roadking

This is pour nonsense Mr. Malata! As long as there is no sanity on the treasury side, nobody is happy to pay to MRA. If we would see puplic sector development, yes, but… I don’t have to tell you!
Please provide the same kind of Electronical Fiscal Devise , like we are forced to use for VAT, to the treasury and spending public institutions! We the puplic have to gain transparency, where the billions of our taxes are disappearing!

Kambewa chisale
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You voted for the shit party. A Malawi

Leaders of Today
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Leaders of Today

What a move. Seems normal based on the taxation act. Unfortunately, we don’t have an act that regulates usage of tax revenues no wonder we have a multitude of those whose work is funded by tax revenues having unexplained wealth and comfortably spent the Christmas Holidays at Lake Resorts paid through credit notes while the poor tax payers are cornered with hunger

Anzeru aku m'mawa
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Anzeru aku m'mawa

Uwuwu nde ndiufiti munthu olandila K45,000 sangamamudulenso tax. Ndakwiya!!!

Joloza
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🙄🙄🤔 Ndiye kuonjezansotu uku. Paye iyambire K100 000 osati K45 000. Izi zongofuna kuonjezera umphawi. Mukufuna mutiuze Kuti palibe njira Zina zimene mungapange zoti muzitolera msonkho wambiri? Njira mwapeza inu ndiimeneyi basi. Ngati zikukukanikani kupeza njira Zina tulani maudindowo pansi ena anzeru atenge Malo Anu. Uku ndikuzunza amphawi. Mumawona ngati anthu amakondwera kugwira ntchito ya mnyumba?

Kilem
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Kilem

The Government that does not care for the poor people. Treat tax payments differently and do not punish poor people.

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