Tanzania: TRA now introduces prize to make traders use EFDs


3 May 2013

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) yesterday introduced ‘a car prize’ promotion to encourage traders to use Electronic Fiscal Display (EFDs) machines in their businesses.

“To encourage traders to use the devices, we have introduced this lottery,” TRA Assistant Education Officer Hamis Lupenja told reporters.

He said that traders qualified to join the lottery are those who collect pay more taxes to the authority.

“They will have the chance to win this prize in return. This is to increase the number of EFDs users in businesses in the country”, he said.

TRA Tax Service and Education Officer Alvera Ndabagoye said customers who will buy products from traders without demanding receipts would be punished.

“Any person who’ll be found with goods without a receipt will pay 1,000,000/- as fine.”

Ndabagoye said traders must put the EFDs machines on a visible place for customers to see.