By Azania Post Reporter
PROPERTY owners in the country can now pay tax through their mobile phone to avoid unnecessary congestion and save time, the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has said.
Speaking in an interview in Dar es Salaam the TRA Manager for Tax payers Services and Education, Diana Massala said the authority have been coming with new methods to ease tax payment.
She was speaking during Taxpayers’ Education and Services week which was commemorated throughout the country this month saying a similar campaign would be conducted in Geita Region this week envolving residents from Masumbw, Shirombo, Runzewe, Katoro and Muganze to enable residents have a chance to take part in event and be aware of the tax body.
It is expected that the campaign will educating and allow residents to get to know various issues concerning TRA including on property tax, e-payment and teach them on tax payment while at the same time raising their challenges and complaints of the tax body.
According to her , traders will be thoroughly educated on the service charter that identifies the rights and obligations of the beneficiary and the service standards they should receive from the tax body.
The taxpayers’ education and service officer said citizens will also be reminded and emphasized on issuing and demanding of receipt whenever they make purchases.
Other activities expected to take place during the week also include the registration of new taxpayers as one of TRA's commitment to ensure they register more taxpayers countrywide.
Recently, the authority reminded taxpayers for prompt payment of property tax in 2018/19 financial year that ends on June 30 this year to avoid unnecessary inconveniences.
TRA Commissioner General Charles Kichere was quoted as saying that no extra time will be given after the June 30 deadline and all defaulters will be penalized for the delays.