ZRA extends TPIN registration to December 31

By Staff Reporter

The Zambia Revenue Authority ZRA has extended the Tax Payer Identification Number (TPIN) registration from 30th June to 31 December 2018.

In statement, ZRA communication corporate communication manager Topsy Sikalinda said following the consultations with stakeholders that include the Bankers Association of Zambia, the authority Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda had extended the TPIN registration deadline.

Sikalinda said the objective of the TPIN registration is to ensure that there is an inclusive and comprehensive tax register in the country as the TPIN requirement is not only peculiar to Zambia but a global practice.

He said the law required that a TPIN was used when making vital transactions with ZRA, Ministry of lands, Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RTSA), ZESCO, all banks and financial institutions.

“To this effect, the Commissioner General has emphasized that ZRA will also engage with the other institutions on the enhanced enforcement of TPIN requirement as stipulated by the Law. Members of the public are therefore encouraged to use the simplified online registration process which is quick and convenient,” he said.

Sikalinda added that all those that obtained TPINs must ensure they deliver them to their respective banks as soon as possible.