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ZIMRA appoints Acting Commissioner General.

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The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has appointed Regina Chinamasa as its Acting Commissioner-General, the tax revenue body has announced.

Commissioner Chinamasa`s appointment is with effect from 1 February 2022, according to a statement released by ZIMRA on Monday.

“Board wishes to inform stakeholders and the public of the appointment of Ms. Regina Chinamasa as the Acting Commissioner General of the Authority with effect from 1 February 2022, while the Board is processing the recruitment of the substantive Commissioner General,” said ZIMRA Board Vice-Chairperson Josephine Matambo.”

Chinamasa takes over from Rameck Masaire who is retiring from the Authority effective 31 January 2022.

“Ms Chinamasa is a tax expert with over 28 years of diverse experience in the field of revenue mobilization and enforcement of compliance to fiscal laws.

“Currently Ms Chinamasa is the Commissioner for Revenue Assurance in which position she is credited for introducing various processes that are plugging revenue leakages through modern investigative and compliance systems. She also has vast experience in domestic taxes and customs and excise fields.”

Ms Chinamasa joined the organisation as a Tax Assessor in 1994 in the then Department of Taxes then later the Investigation Division of ZIMRA at its inception in 2001, according to Matambo.

“She moved to Customs and Excise in 2011 as Head of Compliance and Risk Management. She was part of the team that introduced the authorised economic operators (AEOs) trade facilitation, post clearance audits among other innovations.”

Chinamasa worked in Domestic Taxes and served in various leadership roles from Head level to acting as Commissioner Domestic Taxes between 2016 and 2018.

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