MRA invest K50Mn towards School Tax Quiz

Nov 29, 2022

The Malawi Revenue Authority MRA has invested over K50 million towards school tax quiz aimed at promoting and strengthening the learning and teaching of taxation in Malawi.
A total of 16 secondary schools from which 8 are from Blantyre and 8 from Lilongwe are expected to take part in the competion this academic year with plans to reach out to other districts next year.

Speaking at the official launch of the competition on Tuesday in Blantyre, MRA’s Commissioner General John Biziwick said it is important for students to have adequate knowledge of taxation at an early stage so as to be tax complaint citizens long after their school life.

“We still have challenges when it comes to voluntary tax compliance. There are a lot of tax invasion issues in the country and sometimes not because the people want to but they lack information on what their obligations are as tax payers.

We hope with this knowledge these students will be our ambassadors in educating people in their various communities on tax compliance. So this is the area we are trying to address”. He said.

Biziwick added that for any government to run it needs financial resources of which can only be generated through tax.

“For government to run it needs tax, no government can run on borrowed resources or donations. We need to generate our own resources as a country. Everybody needs to pay taxes as required by the law”. He added.

The top performing school in the competition will walk away with K2.5 Million with the participating students getting K100, 000 each.

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