Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA)

Call for fake goods probe at China shops<br>…Allegations of tax evasion, money laundering also demanded

Call for fake goods probe at China shops
…Allegations of tax evasion, money laundering also demanded

Obrein Simasiku/Hertta-Maria Amutenja Tension and emotions flared high as hundreds of people occupied some streets in the capital protesting against alleged sexual exploitation of Namibian workers by the Chinese bosses, money laundering and tax evasion, kidnapping and unfair labour practices as well.These demands were listed in various petitions handed over to a Chinese business tycoon, NamRA, Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security and the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development.The demonstrations, attracted participants from all over the country who joined the masses in solidarity with those who were arrested during Friday’s demonstration at China Town and those…
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No refund claims until June ..as NamRA detects tax refund scam worth N$15m

No refund claims until June ..as NamRA detects tax refund scam worth N$15m

Tujoromajo Kasuto The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) has uncovered a tax refund scam involving N$15 million paid out to 122 taxpayers. The agency has initiated what could be its first major fraud investigation and has announced that significant progress and discoveries have been made. It announced that no refund claims will be processed for provisional taxpayers until 30 June 2022. The moratorium will however not affect tax refund claims of other tax types such as individual taxpayers and value added tax claims. NamRA commissioner, Sam Shivute says that they have already opened criminal cases against identified suspects, while the administrative…
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Challenge Namra on substance not salaries

The key outtake from the Namibia Public Workers Union’s (Napwu) temporary clash with the Namibia Revenue Agency (Namra) is the continuous and unrealistic expectation that skilled, experienced staff needed to do technical work can be recruited on the cheap. Jobs that demand hard-to-find, specific skills, and über integrity, pay a salary commensurate with the market; there are no shortcuts. To make matters worse, the usual jealous drumbeaters in the public and media are complaining about Namra's salaries. As usual, their basis for such negative queries is aligned with their self-interest and paycheques. Namibia may be at the dawn of the…
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Jooste rules out Shivute’s NHE return …as an investigation is ordered

Jooste rules out Shivute’s NHE return …as an investigation is ordered

Kandjemuni Kamuiiri, Andrew Kathindi National Housing Enterprise (NHE) Board Chairperson, Sam Shivute, will not be reappointed when his term is up, Minister of Public Enterprises, Leon Jooste, has revealed. The revelation by the minister comes with Shivute admitting failure at the company but resisting calls by NHE staff to stepdown as the company Chairperson, citing his imminent departure to the Namibia Revenue Agency ( NamRA) as its head. “The board’s term will expire in about two months and the current Chair will not be considered due to his appointment at NAMRA,” Jooste said. The minister, however, said long-term decisions taken…
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Sam Shivute vows zero tolerance for tax avoiders …as NamRA Act is still to be enacted

Sam Shivute vows zero tolerance for tax avoiders …as NamRA Act is still to be enacted

Andrew Kathindi Newly appointed Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) Commissioner, Sam Shivute has vowed zero tolerance for tax avoiders. He said he would not be intimidated in his pursuit of tax collection. This comes six years after it was alleged that Shivute’s tenure as the Commissioner for Inland Revenue in the Finance ministry came to an end when he pursued certain non-tax-compliant business people. It is alleged that he received personal threats as a result. “In NamRA, integrity and good ethics will be non-negotiable and there will be zero tolerance to corruption. We will endeavour to have the right staff, with…
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Shivute officially appointed NamRa boss

Shivute officially appointed NamRa boss

Staff Writer Sam Shivute has officially been appointed as the inaugural Commissioner of the Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) with effect from the 28th of September after cabinet chaired by President Hage Geingob approved his appointment. The development has resulted in Shivute resigning from the Bank of Namibia, where has held various positions since he joined in 2003 and with a farewell event was held in his honor on Wednesday. As head of NamRa, Shivute reports directly to Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi and the NamRA board of directors. Shuvute and Shiimi are former collogues at the central bank where the Finance…
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