The government develops tax collection strategies

By Hellen Nachilongo

Dar es Salaam. The government is in the process of developing several strategies to manage tax and non-tax revenue collection with the aim of boosting domestic revenue collection.
Finance and Planning Minister Mwigulu Nchemba said during the presentation of the 2022/23 national plan that the government will ensure that traders issue receipts when selling goods and that buyers should take the receipts after purchasing the products.
“The government will continue to provide taxpayer education through mass media such as television, radio, social media and seminars,” he said.
According to him, in order to identify and expose tax evaders, they will broaden their tax base by identifying and registering businesses in the formal tax payment system through a door-to-door campaign and continue to use the compliance risk management plan.
He said: “To control smuggled goods and reduce problems related to tax evasion, the government will continue to strengthen the supervision and auditing of all border crossings by strengthening cooperation between the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) , the organs of defense and security”.
He stressed that the government will create an enabling environment that will strengthen the voluntary payment of taxes, by improving and encouraging the proper use of ICT systems, including systems that will support and facilitate the payment of taxes.
Mr. Nchemba said that to improve the management capacity of the smooth passage to the neighboring government, strengthen the electronic cargo tracking system, improve business and attract new investors, promote small and medium enterprises for sustainable economic growth that will enable broaden the tax base as well as continue to manage the government electronic payment gateway – GePG to simplify payment and control revenue losses

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