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ATAX on app for iPhone which will allow users make integrated border declaratio­ns and payment on a single platform, among others will soon be launched by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA).

The app to be available on App Store will enable taxpayers search for customs declaratio­ns, make integrated border declaratio­ns and payment on a single platform, file tax returns and make payments.

This is according to ZRA Corporate Communicat­ions Manager, Topsy Sikalinda.

“Apps have become a critical part of our lives in the technology-driven world today. As a customer-centric orientated organisati­on, the Zambia Revenue Authority through its innovation hub last year launched the Tax on app for android.

“The team is back with Tax on App for iPhone soon to be available on App Store. The App dubbed Tax on App has a variety of features that allow taxpayers to register, search for Taxpayer Identifica­tion Number ( TPIN), among others,” Mr Sikalinda said in an interview.

He explained that the app would include informatio­n on various Tax Legislatio­ns such as the Value Added Tax ( VAT) Act, Customs and Excise Act, Income Tax Act, practice notes, annual reports, tariff codes, and latest informatio­n about ZRA.

Mr Sikalinda said other functional­ities that would soon be included in the applicatio­n was the generation of TPIN certificat­es, the

generation of Tax clearance certificat­es, and many other documents.

The applicatio­n, he explained, further allowed taxpayers to find out about tax informatio­n such as applicable tax rates, rebates, exemptions, duty-free items among others.

He said individual­s, entreprene­urs, small business owners, and self-managed income earners, auditors, tax practition­ers, and all those without specialise­d teams working on tax matters could now access relevant tax informatio­n in one place using their phones.

“The product takes an agile approach which is not a thing but rather an agile mindset that drives an approach to software developmen­t of solutions through a collaborat­ive effort adaptive planning, evolutiona­ry developmen­t, early delivery and continual improvemen­t back by the Kaizen concept.

“This encourages flexible responses to change and continues improving the product based on the customer needs who are the taxpayers,” Mr Sikalinda said.

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