Zimra to collect $6,2bn in 2019
THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) plans to collect $6,2 billion from taxes this year, representing about 76 percent of the $8, 16 billion 2019 Budget.
With Zimbabwe’s gross domestic product (GDP) projected to reach $31,6 billion in 2019, Treasury is looking to generate revenues amounting to $6,6 billion this year, including retentions ($400 million), taxes ($6,037 billion), and non-tax ($162 million).
Finance and Economic
Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube, said expenditures were projected at $8,2 billion, with capital programmes estimated at $2,018 billion. The balance of $6,1 billion budgeted for State programmes this year would be spent on current expenditures. A deficit of $1,6 billion or 5 percent of GDP is projected in line with Government’s new plan for a sustainable financing capacity of the domestic market.
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