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NRA seals loopholes in customs revenue collections

Author: Michael Daniel | Published: Sunday, December 24, 2023

Trucks at the Nimule Customs yard | Credit | Deng Daniel

The National Revenue Authority has introduced a single financial remittance form for collecting non-oil revenues at the one-stop center in the border town of Nimule.

The acting Commissioner for Corporate Services, Dr Daniel Kon Ater says the Revenue Authority introduced 10 developed forms for revenue collection.

The institutions authorized to use the forms with specifications include immigration, customs, external trade, livestock, and fisheries among others.

“The operation we brought here is a single financial remittance form; number one is customs’ and it tells exactly what type of revenue customs collects, then forms for directorate of external trade; And road user charges book, this book is for traffic and Interpol to inspect second-hand cars brought to the county that may be stolen from other countries and end up in South Sudan,” he said.

Additionally, he said, “We also have a form for immigration and a form for livestock and fisheries.”

On the 28th of November, the Minister of Finance and Planning shut down security organ offices that were allegedly involved in collecting illicit fees at the border town of Nimule.

They include the Criminal Investigation Department and the traffic police among other institutions.

Those left to operate are the Ministry of Trade, the National Revenue Authority, the South Sudan Bureau of Standards, and the Eastern Equatoria State Revenue Authority.

In 2022, the National Revenue Authority introduced an electronic tax portal that will be accessible to all taxpayers within the Republic of South Sudan

 

 

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