RRA extends deadlines for income tax payment

By IGIHE
On 26 March 2020 at 04:03

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has announced that due to the challenges posed by coronavirus outbreak, the deadline for filing and payment of income tax for 2019 has been extended to April 15th, 2020 for large taxpayers

The announcement published by RRA on March 25th, 2020 stated that "In light of the challenges faced by taxpayers in filing their tax returns due to measures put in place to fight COVID-19, the management of RRA informs all taxpayers that deadlines for filing and paying income tax has been extended."

Large taxpayers are required to submit to RRA not later than March 27th, 2020, the name of one staff in charge of filing tax returns in order to receive authorization to access RRA offices. The name of the concerned staff will be submitted to Drocelle Mukashyaka via [email protected]

For small and medium taxpayers, the deadline for filing and paying income tax for 2019 has been extended to April 30th, 2020.

Bizimana Ruganintwali Pascal, Commissioner General for RRA has urged taxpayers not to postpone tax payment because deadlines have been extended and encouraged them to use digital channels.

According to the law governing income tax, deadlines were set on March 31st, 2020 but due to obstacles posed by coronavirus, it has been extended.

RRA reminded taxpayers that filing and paying taxes can be done online using e-tax or M-declaration.

In a bid to further facilitate taxpayers, RRA recently announced that for 30 days, taxpayers will not be requested to pay the usual 25% advance on tax starting March 23rd, 2020.

Bizimana Ruganintwali Pascal, Commissioner General for RRA has urged taxpayers not to postpone tax payment because deadlines have been extended

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