Zimra has revealed that 4 000 big players were not part of its tax base but were flashed out by the automation system.
Zimra chairperson Mrs Willia Bonyongwe said the automation system has helped increase efficiency which has minimised corruption. She said,
One of the methods (to deal with tax threats) is to increase compliance and we do that by increasing efficiency, enforcements and this is done through automation. You get orders to supply to (for example) Zesa or big mines but the taxman does not know you. When we automate or connect with those companies your name will be flashed out. We have been able to net in about 4 000 tax players, who are real big players, who were outside our tax base.