Revenue collection authorities in Zambia on Tuesday started impounding heavy duty vehicles that were dubiously imported into the country.
The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) said the impounding of the vehicles, which were dubiously imported into the country through the misapplication of value added tax deferment scheme, follows failure by the owners to come forward.
Topsy Sikalinda, the revenue agency’s spokesperson said about 1,000 trucks were published in the local media and that only 430 have responded hence the decision to start impounding the trucks.
“All businesses that acquired these heavy duty trucks and earth moving machinery but did not pay appropriate taxes are urged to comply with this call,” he said.
He further warned that smuggling of goods through false declarations, transit fraud, misclassifications, under-declarations and under-valuations was a serious offense and that offenders will be dealt with in accordance with the law. Enditem