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Rwanda: Extended tax return, tax payment deadlines (COVID-19)

Rwanda: Extended tax return, tax payment deadlines

The Rwanda Revenue Authority announced an extension of the deadlines for submitting tax returns and remitting payment of corporate income tax for financial year 2019 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • The filing deadline for “larger taxpayers” is extended by 15 days. These taxpayers will be expected to file the tax returns and pay the amount of corporate income tax due by 15 April 2020.
  • The filing deadline for “small and medium-sized taxpayers” is extended by one month. These taxpayers will be expected to file the tax returns and pay the amount of corporate income tax by 30 April 2020.

Read an April 2020 report [PDF 87 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Rwanda

 

Other tax relief

The tax authority also provided the following tax relief:

  • Suspension of tax audits—effective 18 March 2020, tax audits (other than “desk audits”) generally have been put on hold for a period of 30 days.
  • Extension of financial statement certifications—taxpayers are allowed more time to submit certified financial statements by 31 May 2020.

Read a March 2020 report [PDF 84 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Rwanda

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