January 16, 2019

The Zambia Tax Platform (ZTP) has noted with great concern the impasse between the Zambian Government and the mining companies emanating from the proposed changes to the mining tax regime (MTR) as announced by the Minister of Finance in the 2019 budget presentation in September 2018.  It is evident that the proposed changes to the MTR have been negatively received by the mines who have since responded with threats of laying off a total of 21,000 Zambian workers from employment as indicated by the Chamber of Mines. ZTP wishes to urge the mining companies to refrain from using workers as bargaining chips with the Government and provide evidence of losses that is attributed to the new tax regime. As ZTP we would like to appeal to these companies to rescind their plans to dismiss the workers and instead engage the Government for a more constructive resolution of this impasse...……….. 

August 19, 2018

The Zambia Tax Platform-ZTP calls upon the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) to publish outcomes from the recently finalized audit for mining companies that was initiated after the authority unearthed a scam alleging that one of the giant mining companies had evaded paying tax worth 7.6 Billion United States Dollars. In a follow up statement to the commitment ZRA had made to update the nation on the tax audit it was carrying out, it announced in May that it had completed a full customs audit for all major mining companies in the country. ZRA further promised that it would update the nation on the status of the audit. It is therefore important that the Zambia Revenue Authority lives up to its promise and commitment to share the findings of the said audit...... 

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