Sunday, December 4, 2016

TRA advocates secondary schools on matters of tax compliances

THE Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) on Thursday this week launched the Secondary Schools Tax Clubs Competition for Dar es Salaam and Coast regions that aims at preparing students on matters of tax compliance. TRA Director of Education and Taxpayer Services, Mr Richard Kayombo launched the competition at Shaaban Robert Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, expressing optimism that the competition did not only aim at strengthening interschool cooperation but create awareness on the importance of tax for the country’s economy. About 47 secondary schools from Dar es Salaam and Coast regions participated in the competition that shall see the top three winners walking out with flat screen television sets, computers and printers. “We understand that the students have an outstanding contribution to their families in educating and advising on matters concerning tax, so this competition is a crucial impetus towards the importance of paying tax for the country’s development,’’ he said. According to Mr Kayombo, another competition was conducted in Kilimanjaro Region and it had a lot of success on matters of tax. He added that the tax watchdog had already established other clubs in the higher learning institutions in its bid to have all forms of taxes known to Tanzanians. “We know that these students will be business people and employees in future, so it is equally important for them to have a broader knowledge in matters of tax. The TRA official further insisted that TRA would continue helping the clubs in the various secondary schools to its capacity. “The students go to shop, so by inculcating knowledge into them, we believe that they will be demanding receipts upon purchasing their various products and they will equally remind their parents on the same,’’ said Mr Kayombo

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