The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has paid out $2.97 million to whistleblowers over the past two years. The whistleblowers were paid 10% of tax money recovered from their whistleblowing.
Said Zimra’s head of corporate communications Francis Chimanda:
“The amount paid towards the facility to date is $2,97 million, which is 10 percent of what has been collected. In 2017, whistleblowers received $816 482,60, while in 2018 they received $1 865 531,68, and so far in 2019, they have received $290 754,45.
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Through the facility, we have managed to raise assessments worth more than $33,5 million and now taxpayers are in different payments plans to settle their debts with the authority.
It is open to members of the public, except Zimra officers, to come forward to Zimra with tangible information which enables the authority to recover revenue that otherwise would have been lost had the whistle blower not come forward.
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