RRA launches VAT campaign

Rwanda Revenue Authority has started a Value Added Tax (VAT) invoicing campaign in an effort to warn traders to always issue tax receipts to clients from provinces. The campaign that started in Kigali City and on major highways is aimed at sensitizing the business community of the value of issuing a tax receipt.

Rwanda Revenue Authority has started a Value Added Tax (VAT) invoicing campaign in an effort to warn traders to always issue tax receipts to clients from provinces.

The campaign that started in Kigali City and on major highways is aimed at sensitizing the business community of the value of issuing a tax receipt.

It will also involve sensitizing traders on the significance of having proper receipts for their businesses.
The move follows complaints by traders from provinces who claimed that their counterparts in the city were not issuing them receipts.

In an interview with the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes, Célestin Bumbakare, the campaign aims at streamlining business by cracking down on traders who were issuing falsified receipts to their clients. 

“We have positioned ourselves to ensure effective VAT campaign by sensitizing the business community on the importance of issuing receipts to their clients to enable them have proper books of accounts” he said.

Bumbakere advised traders to always issue receipts that conform to the law in order to avoid huge penalties.

RRA had identified some traders who issued falsified receipts to their clients in Quartier Matheus and transporters of these goods who were stopped at Gitikinyoni while heading to the provinces.

Other cases that were also identified include; traders who do not issue receipts to clients, receipts that do not have VAT and those who issued receipts with fewer items compared to what was actually sold.

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