Two Indian businessmen are in Police custody for allegedly trying to evade taxes.
The two businessmen are suspected to have connived with one Abdallah Kalisa, an accountant with Rahamaan Furniture limited to issue manipulated EBM receipts worth Rwf140 million.
The receipts would enable the two Indians (whose names were withheld not to jeopardize investigations) to evade VAT worth Rwf24 million during declarations for VAT refund for the month of November.
Emmy Mbera, EBM project coordinator at RRA, said the duo were arrested after Bbale Sulaiman, the owner of Rahamaan Furniture limited, immediately informed RRA after discovering receipts of unsold goods.
Bbale told KT Press late evening that his accountant requested for the EBM to balance books for the three months ended November 30. When the account returned the machine, Bbale discovered three more receipts had been printed out.
“The [extra] receipts were for iron bars and I don’t sell iron bars at the amount [a lot of money] and this made me suspect something was wrong,” he said.
Bbale immediately took the machine to RRA, who later traced the two Indians.
KT Press is reliably informed the account has been arrested and the Indians have pleaded guilty.
“They admitted giving the accountant Rwf700.000 to evade Rwf24 million,” a trusted source close to Bbale told KT Press late in the evening.