BUJUMBURA March 29th (ABP) – Some 6,299 taxpayers, or 73%, have already declared rental income to the Burundi Revenue Office (OBR). It was the director of information and communication at the OBR, Mr. Stany Ngendakumana who declared it on Monday, March 28, 2021, during a press briefing, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
According to Mr. Ngendakumana, the campaign for receiving tax returns on rental income and the payment of the related tax which began on January 1, 2022 is proceeding normally.
That authority took that opportunity to urge taxpayers who have not yet fulfilled that civic duty to go and subscribe their declarations given that the deadline for declaration and payment has been set at March 31, 2022 under Article 93 of Law No. 1/20 of June 25, 2021 fixing the general budget of the Republic of Burundi for the 2021/2022 financial year.
Beyond that date, he said, late taxpayers will be subject to penalties which are provided for by law.
Note for all intents and purposes that in order to facilitate the task of taxpayers, the management of the OBR has set up sites for the receipt of rental income declarations and the payment thereof in 5 places in the urban communes of the Bujumbura City Council.
For the commune of Ntahangwa, those sites have been developed at the school of excellence of Ngagara ex (ENE), at the Basic School of Kamenge, while in the communes of Mukaza and Muha those sites have been developed at the Cercle Saint Michel, at headquarters of Mukaza commune and at the minor seminary of Kanyosha.