Tanzania: TRA Comes with New Strategy to Achieve Collection Target as Part of Govt’s Sh41.48 trillion Budget

By Prosper Makene

TRA’s Taxpayer Services and Education Director, Mr Richard Kayombo

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) said that will come up with a new strategy in this financial year of 2022/22 to achieve the collection target as part of the government’s budget of Sh41.48 trillion.

TRA’s Taxpayer Services and Education Director, Mr Richard Kayombo told journalists in Tanzania’s business capital, Dar es Salaam that their new strategy will also call house tenants to submit taxes compared to the previous mission that saw landlords do the dues.

“Our new strategy will give tenants a directive to pay 10 per cent of house rent in both private and commercial houses as a way of expanding the scope of tax payment,” he said.

However, in previous years, the tax body’s law gave the house owners to submit the house rent tax, but it didn’t work well that’s why TRA had to review the law and come up with a new strategy that included tenants on payments.

He further insisted that any tenant who is in a private house or a business house must pay a responsible withholding tax of 10 per cent of the rent and submitting to Tanzania Revenue Authority.

However, the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) was established by Act of Parliament No. 11 of 1995 and started its operations on 1st July 1996.

In carrying out its statutory functions, TRA is regulated by law and is responsible for administering impartially various taxes of the Central Government.

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