BURS case opens can of worms

BURS headquarters PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
BURS headquarters PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The criminal case involving the alleged loss of millions of pula from the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) is opening a can of worms.

Head honchos within the agency are accused of depleting BURS coffers by authorising unaudited payments to companies in the form of refunds.

Mmegi is informed that the millions that the tax agency claims to have been lost through insider tax fraud were reportedly lost through a lack of value added tax (VAT) refund audits which companies took advantage of and cashed out.

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