“Don’t wait for penalties”, the City of Kigali reminds Taxpayers
Written by Gisele Coppens,
On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, the City of Kigali in collaboration with Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) launched the Tax Week to remind all taxpayers to avoid penalties that can result from failure to pay taxes on time.
During the event , the Taxpayers were reminded how their taxes contribute to the development of the city of Kigali and that of the people in general.
The launching event was attended by various officials from the private sector, the City of Kigali, Gasabo District and the administration of Rwanda Revenue Authority.
In his speech, the Mayor of Kigali, Mr. Pudence Rubingisa explained that the Tax week aims to remind every taxpayer to do it on time because it contributes to the development of the country.
He added that the week dedicated to public awareness is an activity with great value because taxpayers are important people and that is why this Tax Payment awareness is also valuable.
Commenting on Revenue figures, the Mayor of Gasabo District Ms. Umwali Pauline said that the Gasabo district has more than 200,000 taxpayers and that this tax year has already reached a revenue of more than Rwf 5.2 billion.
On the importance of taxes, she said that it is what makes the country develop, the infrastructure and all the programs of the country in general.
She concluded by thanking the tax officials in Kigali city for all the programs aimed at helping the residents of Kigali city so that taxes can be paid on time.
She praised the PSF for helping them to encourage taxpayers so that the tax system continues to run smoothly
The Head of PSF in Kigali city, Mr. Tharcisse Ngabonziza also thanked the participants who have joined the tax week campaign in Kigali city, confirming that cooperation in daily business is the basis of sustainable development.
He thanked the RRA for the meetings, training and education to ensure that the tax laws are not confusing adding that “this also makes the taxpayers do it better”.
In this ceremony, awards were given to taxpayers who performed well in various categories of taxes and duties to encourage others to follow their example.