Category: Traders

Zambia lost $145m through tax evasion, smuggling of ethanol in 2017 – report

ZAMBIA last year lost US$145.5 million through tax evasion by unregistered and registered low-cost spirits producers and smuggling of ethanol and beverages, a report has revealed. And Vice-President Inonge Wina has backed Zambian Breweries’ Youth Mentorship Programme aimed at curbing alcohol abuse among youth and promoting positive and responsible decision-making… – Continue reading

China decides to impose additional tariffs on 16 bln USD of U.S. imports

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — China has decided to impose additional tariffs on imported products from the United States worth about 16 billion U.S. dollars, according to an official statement released Wednesday. Approved by the State Council, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council has decided to impose additional… – Continue reading

EU Commission Green Lights Italy’s Electronic Invoicing Plans

The European Commission has recommended that the EU Council approve a request from Italy to derogate from the VAT Directive in introducing a mandatory electronic invoicing obligation on all taxable persons established in Italy except exempt small firms. In its request, Italy submitted that introducing an obligation to provide such… – Continue reading

German Tax Authorities Slam Amazon as Haven for Tax Dodgers

Amazon effectively offers a safe haven for businesses that want to avoid sales tax, German revenue officials told Handelsblatt on condition of anonymity. In June, authorities raided eight Amazon locations across Germany as part of an investigation into a Chinese trader who had sold goods through the online marketplace without… – Continue reading

Tanzania extends its e-tax system to cut fraud

Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, has extended the e-tax system to all government bodies as he bids to slash fraud. Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, has been in office for less than a year, but he is already making a name for himself as a staunch opponent of fraud and corruption. Magufuli… – Continue reading

Govt likely to issue notices to industrialists for tax evasion

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is likely to issue show cause notices to owners of about 20 industrial units for not paying infrastructure development cess, according to sources. They said that provincial government had levied one per cent infrastructure development cess on imported items. “Now majority of the businessmen have… – Continue reading

Rwanda: Revenue Body Warns Consultants Against Encouraging Tax Evasion

The Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has warned tax consultants who mislead or encourage clients to evade taxes, saying they will be apprehended and punished according to the law. The tax body said there are some consultants encouraging taxpayers to under declare their returns, manipulate systems, or even default altogether. Richard… – Continue reading