Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has introduced an upgraded EBM machine, which will be applied to counter tax defaulters.
The upgraded EBM which was introduced yesterday is a grant from Korea International Agency (KOICA).
The machine consists of a program which is inserted in a computer, to help a trader to access information pertaining to his trade, right from the customs and clientele.
During the launch of the upgraded EBM, RRA Commissioner for By Prof. Nshuti Manasseh. Domestic Taxes Amiable Kayigi Habiyambere said that they introduced the machine after learning about many shortcomings with the previous device.
“What we hope to achieve is that it will assist the tax payer to store information of the buyers and other transactions.”
One of the business persons that use the EBM, Vanessa Umutoni, said that the technology made her work much easier because it helps her to know the movement of sales and stocks.
Korean Ambassador Kim Eung-Joong said that the reason they had to overhaul the whole EBM technology is to increase efficiency in tax collection and accelerate national development.