Rwanda Revenue Authority yesterday awarded excellent tax payers during the Taxpayers Day held for the 14th time in Kigali.
The awards are categorized in; small , medium and big taxpayers.
Those who toped excellent taxpayers were classified in another category dubbed ‘Abahizi’.
Taxpayers classified as Abahizi include Bralirwa, Rubaya Nyabihu Tea Company Ltd and Alimentation la Gardienne which excelled in delivering EBM invoices.
Exemplary partners of RRA were also awarded for mobilizing Rwandans on tax payments. These are the military and police.
The Commissioner for Domestic Taxes at RRA, Mr. Kayigi Habiyambere Aimable shared that three main criteria are considered to award a taxpayer.
“We assess whether the person declared taxes and paid on time over the whole year. Then it is followed by checking whether the client was audited,” he said.
Kayigi explained that they also evaluate whether taxes were paid properly without under-declarations and undervaluation.
The category of excellent partners include Rwanda Defense Forces, Rwanda National Police, the governor of Southern Province Alphonse Munyantwali, National Cooperatives Confederation of Rwanda (NCCR) and Rwanda Freight Forwarders Association(RWAFFA).
Group Caiman Ltd, Simba supermarket, Brioche Ltd and Sonatubes SARL were awarded for excellence in delivering Electronic Billing Machine invoices.
Excellent taxpayers in provinces are: Mount Meru Soyco(East), Governers Camp Rwanda Ltd (Northern), Centre St André (South) and COSERGI (West).
Awarded small taxpayers are: PRODEV Rwanda Ltd, Energy Resource Petrolium, PEARL Enterprise Ltd, Sandrali SEBAKARA and Carrefour SARL.
Awarded medium taxpayers are Sosoma Industries, Unipharma SARL, Pyramid Pharma and Prime Energy Ltd.
MTN Rwanda, Crystal Ventures Ltd, I&M Bank and Cimerwa Ltd were awarded as big taxpayers.
A total Of Rwf 1001.3 billion were collected in 2015/2016 surpassing the target of Rwf 960.1 billion.