12
Jan
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Ethiopia: Electronic System to Replace Plastic Mobile Top-Up Card

Kifiya Financial Technology Plc (KFT) is working with ethio-telecom to introduce an electronic airtime distribution service. This will be designed to be a cheaper replacement of the existing scratch cards used for prepaid mobile customers. […]

10
Jan
A
Ghana: New VAT rate of 17.5% takes effect

The new Value Added Tax (VAT) rate of 17.5 per cent has taken effect. This followed the presidential assent given to the VAT Act 2013 (Act 870) on December 30, 2013 […]

06
Jan
A
Tanzania: Tax Device Imports ‘Questionable’

As the Treasury plans to register more than 200,000 new Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD) holders this year, the gadgets may soon be blocked by court action following a query by Tanzania Taxpayers’ Association. […]

03
Jan
A
Rwanda: E-Billing Machines – Traders Should Look to Long-Term Gains

When Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) introduced electronic billing system in February last year, it was after assessing and weighing several pros against the cons of the system. […]

02
Jan
A
Tanzania: Mwanza traders condemn TRA

Shops and other businesses in the city of Mwanza have reopened after three days of strike in a protest over what traders described as government institutions’ discrimination and ill-treatment of business people generally. […]

02
Jan
A
Rwanda: RRA withdraws privileges from E-Billing Machine defaulters

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) announced the withdrawal of administrative privileges from all Value Added Tax registered taxpayers who did not comply with the first deadline […]

 

01
Jan
A
Tanzania: Tax Compliance Assured As EFDs Come Into Effect

The regulation that requires all business people with an annual turnover of above 14m/- to instal an Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD) comes into effect today. Non-compliers by February 1, 2014 risk prosecution and a maximum one-year jail sentence. […]

 

29
Jul
A
Mobile Money Market to Reach $278.9 Billion by 2018

Mobile Money will offer a rewarding opportunity in terms of revenue for the people in its ecosystem both in the near future and over the long term. […]

 

29
Jul
A
Somalia: A new, dangerous job in Mogadishu: tax collector

The Somali traders in Mogadishu’s markets have long faced down Islamist rebels and warlords demanding money. Now they say there is a new predator: the government tax man. […]

 

29
Jul
A
TCS to modernise, automate taxation system in Zambia

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest IT services provider, today announced that it has won a three year contract from the Zambia Revenue Authority […]

 

26
Jul
A
Too many tax avoidance schemes in Africa

There are too many tax avoidance schemes being pursued by taxpayers in Africa, with Value Added Tax (VAT) being the most vulnerable […]

 

23
Jul
A
Kenya: Kenya Revenue Authority closes in on tax evaders

The noose is tightening around tax evaders. This comes as Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) plans to install enhanced Electronic Tax Register (ETRs) machines by end December. […]

 

19
Jul
A
Zimbabwe: Mobile, Internet Money Surpass Card Payments

Mobile and internet-based transactions have for the first time surpassed card payments after registering a 28,3% growth in the month of May as more account holders turn to the convenience of mobile banking.[…]

 

17
Jul
A
Kenya: KRA revenue collection grows 13.2pc

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced a 13.2 percent revenue growth of Sh93 billion (overall) and Sh88 billion (Exchequer) in the year 2012/2013 compared to 11.4 percent growth in the previous year. […]

09
Jul
A
Tanzania: TRA Pushes for Use of Electronic Taxation Gadgets

The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) will embark on an educational programme for Small and Medium Entreprenuers (SMEs) on the importance of using the Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs) […]

01
Jul
A
Malawi: Government to Promote Use of Electronic Transactions

Malawi has announced a commitment to increasing the use of electronic based money services. Malawi’s primary goals in shifting to e-money are […]

 

14
Jun
A
Uganda to tax mobile money transfers

Uganda is to impose a 10% tax on cash transfers by mobile phones and other money transfer operators. International remittances from Ugandans living abroad are also affected. […]

13
Jun
A
Kenya: The trouble with KRA’s e-filing plans

The Kenya Revenue Authority ( KRA) is in the process of moving its tax system from a physical filing platform onto an electronic platform. […]

10
Jun
A
Rwanda: Electronic Billing Machines – a Boon, Not a Burden

Recently, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) introduced the Electronic Billing Machine (EBM), a mechanism that benefits both the tax payer and collector. […]

04
Jun
A
Is Ghana Ready for a Cashless Economy?

Various economies of the world are moving from the use of cash to a situation where digital is applied. Is Ghana ready for this new revolution? FRED YAW SARPONG report. […]

20
May
A
Kenya launches Public Key Infrastructure Implementation

This week Kenya kicked off the process of setting up a National Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Many may ask what PKI is, it a system of digital certificates, certificate authorities […]

28
May
A
Kenya: Government Steps Up Fight Against Cyber Crimes

The government is developing a new plan to counter cyber crime to secure digital transactions and content and encourage investments in internet infrastructure, Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo has said. […]

07
May
A
Supplement: Electronic Billing Machines and their legal framework

In accordance with the new law on value-added tax, all VAT-registered businesses in the country will have to adopt a new transaction registration system based on Electronic Billing Machines. […]

03
May
A
Tanzania: TRA now introduces prize to make traders use EFDs

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) yesterday introduced ‘a car prize’ promotion to encourage traders to use Electronic Fiscal Display (EFDs) machines in their businesses. […]

01
May
A
Tanzania to broaden tax base through electronic receipts

The Tanzanian government expects to collect 600 billion shillings ($370 million) a month after a new tax system expanding the use of electronic tax register (ETR) machines takes effect on May 15th. […]

 


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