Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane has expressed concern over the low compliance levels across several tax types.
Speaking when in a congratulatory message to the new Zambia Revenue Authority ZRA appointees, Mr. Musokotwane asked the board to strengthen the measures being administered by ZRA in domestic resource mobilization, through enhanced usage of electronic platforms and increased compliance surveillance.
Mr. Musokotwane said this is to curb smuggling and tax related fraud.
He further emphasised, the resolve of the Government to ensure that fiscal sustainability through enhanced revenue collections is restored over and above the expenditure rationalization measures that are already being implemented.
The Minister tasked the new board to develop an action plan to address the challenges in tax administration and ensure that ZRA attains the revenue collection target of above 21 percent of GDP over the medium term.