Hundreds flock to submit income tax forms

03 Jul 2013 07:10
OTJIWARONGO, 03 JUL (NAMPA) - Close to 1 700 income tax return forms were handed in at the Ministry of Finance?s Inland Revenue offices here within in two days.
Monday this week was the due date for all income tax return forms to be submitted at any Inland Revenue office of the Ministry of Finance countrywide.
The Ministry of Finance?s Inland Revenue Deputy Director for the Northern Central Regions, Saltiel Neshuku told Nampa here on Tuesday morning that a total of 1 161 income tax return forms were received at their Otjiwarongo office on Friday, and more than 600 forms were received on Monday this week.
Neshuku urged people to change their mindsets, and start submitting their income tax return forms well in advance.
He was reacting to a situation where hundreds of Government employees, and personnel of parastatals and private companies last Friday and Monday formed long queues at his office here to hand in their income tax return forms.
Pay-as-you-earn income tax return forms are submitted annually to the Ministry of Finance?s Inland Revenue offices in order to reconcile the total earnings of employees? salaries with the records of the Ministry of Finance.
Neshuku suggested that it may be time the Ministry of Finance starts educating residents on the importance of handing in income tax return forms on time.
More income tax return forms are expected to arrive at the Otjiwarongo Inland Revenue office this week from satellite office in Tsumeb and post office mail.
By Wednesday 10h00, no income tax return forms were submitted since the due date on Monday.
(NAMPA)
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