Gisagara market traders pay taxes beyond their capacity.

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Gisagara market traders pay

Traders in Gisagara market that operate twice a week; Wednesday and Saturday, say that they pay 2000 frw per year but pay taxes every market day according to what they sell and the stalls they sell in.

Rosine Uwamarirani, who deals in clothes (brassier, vests and others) and bed sheets, says that taxes should be reduced or stopped because it’s too much.

She adds that 400frw charged every market day is much because getting that money is difficult. Rosine gives an example of where he buys brassier (breast holders) at 50.000frw and after displaying in the market, residents give her 100frw each bra.

This discourages her but at the end of the day she accepts the loss and sells at 100frw to get 400 frw she must pay every market day. This happens to all traders who say that sometimes they feel like hiding from tax collectors.

However, the tax collectors administration says it cannot tax traders without finding out if the money can be got from what they sell.

Rutayisire Leandre, tax collector reacts to the idea that taxes be abolished by saying that, taxes help in different activities of the residents like providing shelter for the poor, paying for their medical insurances and other development related activities in Gisagara district.




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Ashley Stuart is the Editor (English) for RwandaEye. She has worked as the lead project manager for Dunkirk Business Consultancy and is an authority on Foreign Markets. She is the major contributor of English articles for RwandaEye.

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