ZRA enhancing tax audit systems

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) is enhancing its tax Audit systems to ensure loopholes and revenue leakages are closed.

ZRA Acting Corporate Communications Manager, Oliver Nzala said one loophole is the non-remittal of the 10 percent rental income tax by landlords.

Mr. Nzala says the Authority has since started partnering with local councils throughout the country to help with registrations of landlords to ensure the 10 percent rental income tax is remitted.

He says Councils hold most of the title deeds as they have a database on who has a house which is being rented out.

Mr Nzala said that this will help ZRA to collect the rental income tax directly from the Landlord and not tenant as the case was previously.

He also clarified that the landlord tax is not new as it was introduced a few years ago though the Authority has discovered that most people lack knowledge.