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The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has said block management system of collecting tax, which the authority is set to launch next week, will improve service delivery and revenue collection.

The authority has announced that it is set to launch the system next week in Limbe, Blantyre.

Block management system is a way of collecting tax by assigning an officer to a certain area that should be responsible for conduct services on behalf of MRA.

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MRA Head of Corporate Affairs Steven Kapoloma said the revenue collection body would roll the system in the Southern Region first.

“We are starting with Limbe where we are also establishing our new office and we will deploy our officers who will be handling taxation issues on our behalf,” he said.

Government announced that it wants to widen the tax base through the tax collecting body by among others tapping into the small and medium enterprises sector.

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Kapoloma added that the block management system would bring services to the people’s door steps which will help them understand more about taxation issues.

“Apart from letting people know about taxation issues, it will widen our tax base because we will be able to find people who were invading tax and find others who were not paying tax,” he added.

MRA was given a target to be collecting K100 billion every month in the 2021/22 financial year.

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