February 11, 2022
Tanzania Revenue Authority upgrades VAT electronic filing system
On 3 February 2022, the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) issued a public notice on the deployment of an upgraded Value Added Tax (VAT) electronic (e)-filing system which will be rolled out on 1 March 2022. The upgrade aims to simplify the filing processes to improve taxpayers’ filing of VAT returns.
Since the new e-filing system does not automatically capture any carried forward credits for the period of February 2022, VAT-registered persons with carryforward input VAT credits up to February 2022 are required to apply for a refund or notify the respective TRA office of their position for audit or verification of the credit amount.
What’s new with the upgraded system
What traders should do before the enrollment of the system
Traders should take the following steps before enrolling in the system:
What traders should do upon the enrollment of the upgraded system
Once enrolled in the upgraded system, taxpayers should:
For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:
Ernst & Young (Tanzania), Dar es Salaam
Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats, Pan African Tax – Transfer Pricing Desk, Paris
Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Pan African Tax Desk, London
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Pan African Tax Desk, New York