In reference to the article RRA now increases threshold to Frw1m published in The New Times issue No.1269 of August 30, 2007 in its first paragraph that reads “Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) will only tax goods whose CIF value is Frw1 million a statement from the country’s taxing body says”.
The Rwanda Revenue Authority Taxpayer Services Department, would like to clarify that, the statement intended to inform the entire public particularly the importers that, the clearing of goods from the Rwandan customs boarders was increased from the original threshold (amount) of Frw200, 000 to Frw1 million.
The Authority did not exempt goods whose amount is less than Frw1 million as the article stated in its paragraph one.
Similarly, in the same article it’s claimed that The New Times was given an unsigned statement by RRA Public Relations Desk.
The fact is that the statement was sent as a soft copy.
Therefore the editor wouldn’t have indicated that the statement wasn’t signed.
RRA Public Relations Desk