BURS raids renowned auto electrics

source: Mmegi
Bame Piet
Staff Writer

A group of officers from Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS), with police reinforcements, raided Renowned Auto Electrics in Broadhurst on Thursday afternoon and confiscated spare parts and vehicles, in a bid to recover unpaid taxes.

BURS General Manager – Compliance, Kaone Molapo, stated that the company has failed to pay tax for several years. He added that it imports and subsequently exports vehicles allegedly without following proper procedures.

He said that the company registered at least five vehicles between 2005 and 2007 but they have since disappeared from the government systems. Only one vehicle had its registration renewed in 2010. “Where did all the other vehicles go?” he asked.

He revealed that the company owes government over P600,000 in unpaid taxes dating back to 2005. “There are no records, nor bank accounts, but he recently purchased a brand new Nissan Navara. How is that possible?” he said.

Gilbert Mudziwa, the Zimbabwean owner of the company was not present when [continue reading]

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