BURS struggles to monitor taxation of car importers

Mogoditshane imports
Mogoditshane imports

The Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) is struggling to fully monitor taxation of second-hand vehicles that are imported into the country, an official has revealed.

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and development Planning, Solomon Sekwakwa told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday that despite continuous raids on imported car dealers, there are still instances where BURS laws are flouted.

“We do check and audit these dealers but due to lack of capacity on our part, some people end up cheating,” he said.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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