There was a lot of confusion and concern last week when a ZIMRA memo started doing rounds on social media. The memo seemed to imply that anyone who wanted to visit ZIMRA offices had to produce a Covid-19 testing certificate before they could be attended as part of the tax collector’s bid to curb the spread of Covid-19. ZIMRA has since issued a statement to clarify the contents of this mem.

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority wishes to correct misleading information that was contained in an internally generated notice that was issued to clearing agents on the 6th of August, 2020.

The statement under the heading Notice to all clearing agents, transporters-measures to contain the rise in cases of Covid-19 infections at border posts, gives the incorrect impression that all persons, clients and stakeholders visiting Zimra premises are required to produce proof of having been recently tested for Covid-19.

This is not the correct position, Zimra does not require a certificate or proof of recent negative Covid-19 tests from its stakeholders visiting any of its offices or premises.