Chinamasa appointed ZIMRA Acting Commissioner

Dylan Murambgi

TAX expert Regina Chinamasa has been appointed to take the helm of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA).    

In an update Monday, ZIMRA board chairperson , Josephine Matambo made the announcement .

“We wish to inform stakeholders and the public of the appointment of Ms Regina Chinamasa as the Acting Commissioner General of the Authority with effect from February 1 2022 while the board is processing the recruitment of a substantive Commissioner General,” she said in a statement.

Commissioner Chinamasa takes over from Mr Masaire who  retired “unceremoniously” late last year.

A tax expert with over 28 years of diverse experience, Chinamasa has a traceable history  in the field of revenue mobilization and enforcement of compliance fiscal laws.

“Currently, 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,” said ZIMRA.

She started her career as a Tax Assessor in 1994 in the then Department of Taxes and joined the Investigations Division of ZIMRA at its inception in 2002.

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

“From 2014 , she moved to Domestic Taxes and served in various strategic and transformative initiatives and processes which resulted in improved compliance levels and reinforcement and strengthening of revenue collection processes of the Authority ,” added ZIMRA.

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