Man Takes Zimra To Court Over Forex Duty

Lincoln Moyo has taken the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to court challenging its decision to charge him duty in foreign currency for his imported Toyota Hilux.

The vehicle was imported from the United Kingdom in December last year and has been stuck at Plumtree Border Post after Moyo failed to raise the required amount in foreign currency to pay duty. Moyo cites Zimra and its Commissioner-General Ms Faith Mazani, as respondents. He also wants an order exempting him from paying storage charges for his car pending the finalisation of the matter.

In his founding affidavit, Moyo said in terms of the law he qualified to be exempted from paying duty for his car in foreign currency. According to  Statutory Instrument 252A-Customs and Excise (Designation of Foreign Currency Dutiable Goods) Notice 2018, goods purchased on or before November 22, 2018 and consigned on or before January 3, 2019 are exempted from the operation of this notice. Moyo said despite applying for exemption the respondents failed to respond to his letter. Zimra is yet to respond.

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