The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has dismissed reports saying that the tax collector now requires proof of COVID-19 testing from its stakeholders.
It was also being alleged that ZIMRA was demanding that all clearing agents undergo mandatory testing for them to access services.
In a statement that was issued in response to reports on social media, ZIMRA said:
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority wishes to correct misleading information that was contained in an internally generated notice that was issued to clearing agents on the 6th of August, 2020.
The statement under the heading Notice to all clearing agents, transporters-meausures to contain the rise in cases of Covid-19 infections at border posts, gives the incorrect impression that all persons, clients and stakeholders visiting Zimra premises are required to produce proof of having been recently tested for Covid-19.
This is not the correct position, Zimra does not require a certificate or proof of recent negative Covid-19 tests from its stakeholders visiting any of its offices or premises.
ZIMRA added that it was, however, observing the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations to curb the transmission of the coronavirus.
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