The Tax Authority reveals that it has collected, in the first six months of this year, 48 percent of the revenue collection target for 2021. But the institution fears that the impact of the third COVID-19 wave on the economy compromises the targets set. Against all expectations and despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the Mozambique Tax Authority once again gives a positive note to the results achieved in revenue collection. From January to June 2021, the institution “recorded a performance corresponding to 48 percent of the 265 billion meticais programmed for 2021”, revealed, today, Augusto Takarindua, director general of the Office of Planning, Studies and International Cooperation of the institution , during the press conference to present the balance of results for the first semester. During this period, the institution recognizes, it was surprising that companies were the largest contributor, through the Corporate Income Tax (IRPC), despite the crisis they are going through. “We are carrying out a thorough assessment of each company to understand what motivated them, in a situation where we expected to have reduced income due to the pandemic, to have been able to make payment at the end and payments on account”, he said, warning that “we imagine that eventually there may be contrary situations throughout the second half of this year.” And, in the second half, the scenario may still change due to the effects of the third wave of the pandemic on the economy, which could jeopardize the goal of collecting 265.5 billion meticais, against 190.4 billion which was the target of last year. “Our fear has always been and will continue to be what the impact of the pandemic will be in the following period, taking into account that there are changes in the effects that have taken place in this pandemic, because, for example, we are now in a situation where no one expected” , detailed.The institution clarifies that the stoppage of preparation activities for the exploration of natural gas by Total in Cabo Delgado is not having an impact on revenue collection.Source:O País

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