BURS ‘war room’ powers tax collections to record

Aiming higher: Makgolo says the BURS’ eyes are on the higher 2024-25 collection target PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Aiming higher: Makgolo says the BURS’ eyes are on the higher 2024-25 collection target PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) established a war room dedicated to pursuing outstanding taxes and debt arrears daily, which helped the authority exceed its collections last year by P367 million to end the 2023–2024 financial year at P59.6 billion.

By mid-February, BURS was lagging behind its target with collections of about P42.5 billion due to what Finance Minister Peggy Serame, told Parliament was the underperformance of income tax and customs receipts from depressed mineral tax revenue and exchange rate losses.

On Tuesday, BURS Commissioner-General Jeanette Makgolo told journalists the authority had powered to its highest-ever annual collections figure thanks to vigorous strategies and initiatives.


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