Tanzania rolls out electronic stamps in six regions.
Tanzania has rolled out the electronic tax stamp (ETS) in six key regions, heralding the end of physical stamps, whose use has been linked to incidents of tax evasion and counterfeiting.
The regions are Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Shinyanga and Mbeya
In June, Finance Minister Dr Phillip Mpango announced the launch of the ETS.
This is part of the government’s plans to raise money for infrastructure development to transform into an industrial economy in the coming eight years.
Tanzania Revenue Authority Commissioner-General Charles Kichere kick-started the use of the ETS application in September for beer, soda and cigarette makers.
The exercise began with the installation of e-tax machines at the Tanzania Cigarettes Company and Nyati Spirit in Dar es Salaam.