BURS rakes in P8.6bn over two months as mining sparkles

Full throttle: BURS says its mission is to collect every coin due to government coffers PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Full throttle: BURS says its mission is to collect every coin due to government coffers PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) hauled in P8.6 billion in various taxes between April and May, the first two months of the 2022–2023 financial year, exceeding collections over the same period last year by more than 35%, thanks to a stronger performance by the minerals sector.

“One of our greatest contributors is the mining sector and when it shines, we collect more,” BURS Customs Services commissioner, Segolo Lekau told BusinessWeek at a briefing on Tuesday.

“When the industry does well, we tend to do well. “Other efforts have also assisted, such as the improvements in audits and we are going to be heavy on compliance.”

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A step in the right direction

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