Tax debtors will be taken to court in Malanje, Angola

13 January 2016

Economic operators who evade paying taxes will be held criminally liable and brought to justice, the director of the provincial tax office, André Gonçalves said in the city of Malanje.

Cited by news Angolan agency Angop, Gonçalves said that many agents do not comply with the law, and the tax office was preparing enforced collection procedures, which may include freezing the amounts owed or even confiscation of assets.

“With the current economic situation resulting from low oil prices, taxes are necessary for the state to honour its commitments, so business owners have to meet their tax obligations,” he said.

The tax office of Malanje has records of 300 million kwanzas (US$1.8 million) in unpaid taxes, and in 2015 collected a total of 1.325 billion kwanzas (US$7.8 million). (macauhub/AO)