DAR ES SALAAM: Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Albert Chalamila has urged businesses to respect tax laws by issuing receipts and paying taxes when they sell their goods using electronic receipt machines (EFD).

He also warned traders to avoid strikes when they are subject to a change in estimates they are not satisfied with, and they should reach out to the relevant authorities to resolve their challenges.

Chalamila made the remarks today 23 September 2023 as he launched the Electronic Receipts Machines (EFD) week from September 23 to 30 this year, in the stadium of Wajir Kikwete, Dar es Salaam.

"I know the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) cannot be loved and waste no time in being loved because this nation needs taxes and taxes are the system for our nation to go forward, go with strikes. "The strikes are not healthy and better to call for changes to the law and tax systems to be improved than to protest," Chalamila said.

He also urged TRA to continue to educate taxpayers to avoid unnecessary strikes.

TRA Finance Director Dinah Edward representing the High Commissioner, Alphayo Kidata, said Ilala tax district is the leading revenue collection in Tanzania.