Mthuli Ncube tax minimum raised to $100

By Staff reporter | 21 Nov 2019 at 04:10hrs
Mthuli Ncube
Government has increased the minimum taxable amounts for intermediated money  transfer tax (IMTT), better known as the 2 percent tax, to $100 from $20 per transaction for individuals as it sought to ease the burden on  low income earners.

The review takes effect from January next year.

The tax, which was introduced last year to spirited public opposition,  has now widely been accepted after Government insisted it would not go  away. President Mnangagwa at the time described the tax as a  "necessary pain".

The IMTT spawned a higher demand for bank notes as people sought to  avoid paying it. Funds collected from the tax have been used to fund emergency  programmes as well as other critical social programmes.

Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube, presenting the 2020 National Budget in Parliament, said the tax had  managed to force other sectors, which generally escaped paying tax, from making a contribution to the fiscus.



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