Best Taxpayers Awarded in Rubavu

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By Williams Buningwire

Fifteen taxpayers in Rubavu district walked away with awards today after Rwanda Revenue Authority  (RRA) appreciated their compliance with paying taxes.

At the launch of this year’s “Taxpayers Appreciation Day (TAD) today in Rubavu district, Gahonga Jean Claude of the Marko paints company was awarded as the overall best taxpayer.

Organised under the theme “My Tax my development my dignity” the ‘Taxpayers’ Appreciation Day’ is an annual event organized to extend gratitude to esteemed compliant taxpayers and their contribution towards economic development of the country.

Last year’s event was held in Huye district in Southern Province.

According to Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), the awarded taxpayers will also receive free facilitation on all matters of tax.
Rwanda Revenue Authority officials in Rubavu said taxpayers in the province contributed Rwf21.4 billion – exceeding the targeted Rwf17.9 billion.

According to the best taxpayer in the Province, “Paying taxes is among the things that build our country. I grateful for the award. Thankful to RRA for remembering us,”Gahonga said.

Speaking at the event,Finance Minister Claver Gatete said citizens should learn from the best taxpayers and contribute to the country’s development.He,however,reminded that; “All this will be possible only if all citizens take responsible to pay taxes.”

“We have to pay taxes responsibly to achieve future development goals that we set,” Gatete Clever told taxpayers.
“Rwanda’s economy is growing and needs our support and mobilization for the tax revenues,” said Richard Tusabe, Commissioner General of RRA.
Kubwimana Chrisologue – head of Private Sector Federation in Western Province, said they target businesses in the formal sector to hit 400,000 businesses.
As part of giving back to the community, RRA rehabilitated houses for survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rukumberi Sector in Ngoma District last year.


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