The Sunday News
TREASURY is yet to determine revenue targets for 2020, although a provisional target of $57,6 billion is being used.
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Commissioner General Faith Mazani, said it is in line to meet the provisional target, while awaiting the new target that should be announced in the Mid-term Fiscal Policy Statement.
“Net revenue target for 2020 is to be agreed with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, but working with $57,6 billion. Current trend is indicating that the Authority will meet the target,” she said during the Authority’s annual general meeting recently.
“Net revenue is directly co-related to Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“The new Zimra net revenue target will be announced as part of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development’s Mid-Term budget review.”
Last year, Zimra collected net revenue of $23,19 billion against a target of $18,60 billion, a positive variance of 24,65 percent.
The net revenue to GDP ratio for 2019 stood at 18 percent against a regional average ratio of 15 percent.
There is general expectation that revenue collections this year could be seriously affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which forced the Government to impose a national lockdown at the end of March to try and curb the spread of the highly infectious virus.
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