Residence tax for emigrants

 

Sir, – Having paid my Local Property Tax online on Thursday, I was, for the first time, made aware of the existence of a Non Principal Private Residence tax and subsequently, my apparent debt of €3,240 in fees and late charges backdating to its 2009 introduction. The council tells me it advertised nationally – an advertisement that did not have scope in Zambia. I received my Local Property Tax form by (forwarded) post and was therefore aware and able to pay it on time. I was not afforded this luxury with NPPR. This is an issue that will likely affect many emigrants who have otherwise been tax compliant. How are we to know? – Yours, etc,

CEIRE SADLIER,

Kabulonga Hill,

Kabulonga,

Lusaka, Zambia.