Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has issued a statement directing individuals in charge of all vehicles to provide a list of goods and passengers to ZIMRA at least three hours before arrival at the border post. The statement reads in part:
The person in charge of any vehicle, other than a railway train, shall submit manifest of the passengers, crew and goods being conveyed by the vehicle, signed by the person authorised to sign such manifest at the place of departure for Zimbabwe
The manifest must be transmitted to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority at the destined port of entry, in the case where the vehicle is an omnibus or any vehicle conveying goods or passengers for profit, no later than three hours before arrival of the vehicle at the port of entry or within such shorter time as the Commissioner may allow.
The taxman added that violating this directive from the Customs and Excise Act is an offence which attracts a fine or imprisonment.
There have been reports suggesting that the “porous” borders of the country constitute a soft spot for revenue leakage.
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