A chance to clear a smuggled car, a car registered fraudulently or one with an expired TIP0 Comments

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Posted on 30 Oct 2018 at 2:11pm
MRA, Malawi Revenues

3 months MRA voluntary declaration window

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has opened a Voluntary Declaration Window (VDW) to allow motorists possessing un-cleared vehicles to pay Customs duties without being charged any penalty.

The window opens on 1st November, 2018 until 28th February 2019 and motorists possessing un-cleared vehicles are encouraged to vol­untarily make declarations for proper Customs clearance processes.

Most of these un-cleared vehicles were either smuggled into Malawi or their Temporary Importation Permit (TIP) expired and they were registered fraudulently.  The window provides an opportunity to owners of these vehicles to pay Customs duty without being charged any penalty.

Owners of these vehicles should, therefore, apply to the Commissioner General by delivering their application to any nearest MRA office and indicate ‘’VDW” on top of the envelop and the application letter.

The MRA office will assist in calculating the duty payable before send­ing the letter to the office of the Commissioner General for approval. Upon approval, the applicant would be requested to pay Customs duties but penalties would be waived.

Driving or possessing an un-cleared motor vehicle is a serious offence against the Customs & Excise Act. Those who fail to clear their vehicles by 28th February, 2019 will have their vehicles seized and subjected to hefty penalties as prescribed by the law.

By Wadza Otomani