NAMRA employees to receive houses

The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) says all its staff members stationed at the Trans-Kalahari/Mamuno Border Post will soon receive decent houses.

NamRA, alongside other border agencies, has seconded additional staff members to the Trans-Kalahari/Mamuno Border Post to man the 24-hour operations.

Accommodation for the employees has since been made a priority as the construction of houses is about to commence.

NamRA Commissioner Sam Shivute says the provision of houses for staff members at the border post would help in the non-compromising of service delivery.

Namibia hopes to increase contributions to SACU

Namibia hopes to increase its contributions to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) pool and, in return, increase its revenue share.

This follows the extension of the operating hours at the Trans-Kalahari/Mamuno Border Post in the Omaheke Region.

The extension of operating hours at the Trans-Kalahari/Mamuno Border Post stems from more than 20 decisions taken during the inaugural Botswana-Namibia Bi-National Commission meeting held last year.

Taxpayers urged to take advantage of Tax Amnesty Program

Taxpayers have once again been urged to take advantage of the Tax Amnesty Program and file their taxes.

Through the Tax Amnesty program announced on the 1st of April, the Ministry of Finance agreed to waive 100% of the interest and penalties on taxes owed to the taxman.

Taxpayers and clients owe the state more than N$60 billion.

The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) says that from that amount, the capital debt amount accounts for only N$15 billion, while the rest is from interest and penalties.

NamRa confiscates goods worth over N$5 billion over 19 years

The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) confiscated goods worth more than N$5 billion between 2004 and 2020.

This was revealed at the NamRA Talks event, where 10 participants presented topics on, among others, the impact of counterfeit goods on the economy and effective ways of taxation in the digital economy.

One of the participants, Onesmus Joseph, spoke about the impact of counterfeit goods on the national economy.

Also speaking at the event was Vivienne Katjiuongua, BIPA CEO

Her presentation focused mainly on intellectual property.

NamRA launches SADC electronic certificate of origin

The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) has launched the SADC electronic certificate of origin.

The certificate is part of the Customs modernization process aimed at facilitating the easy movement of goods and ensuring that goods conform to the SADC Rules of Origin. 

The SADC Electronic Certificate of Origin is an electronic document which attests that the goods declared by an exporter conform to specific rules of origin.

Roads Authority takes road cleaning-up campaign to Zambezi Region

The campaign, known as "Operation Thunder", is a joint venture between the Katima Mulilo Town Council, the Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA), the police, the Walvisbay Corridor Group and the Roads Authority.

The objectives of the campaign are to sensitise road users and communities against overloading, as well as the sustainable benefits of keeping the roads clean and the promotion of road safety awareness.

Speaking at the occasion, Divisional Manager of Transport Inspectorate, Richard Milinga, emphasised the importance of the campaign.