Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Tax payment is an obligation of civilization

From ThisDay, Dar es Salaam
By The Editor

NO businessperson, at least in Tanzania, has ever admitted having an increased appetite for paying tax. Some even find comfort in tax evasion until they are discredited.

Tax collectors, however, crave for better performance every year but they rarely surpass their target. Going by the rules of their job every person in gainful employment, unless exempted by the law, owes them money. The tax authorities’ interest is in collecting as much taxation as the law prescribes.

As Mwanza Acting Regional Commissioner Getrude Kulindwa remarked at a seminar for taxpayers in the Lake Zone last week, time is an important factor in the tax business. The government depends on the amount of taxes raised to provide timely services to the people and pay salaries for all public employees.


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