Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) says it is assessing the status of about 300 uncleared vehicles before auctioning them.
In a published notice, MRA said the vehicles in question are those whose importers failed to pay duty within the stipulated period.
MRA head of corporate affairs Steve Kapoloma said the owners were given a grace period twice to clear the vehicles.
In an interview yesterday, he said: “Their owners were given notice to clear the vehicles. They were given grace period to pay, but others have not paid, that is as of Friday, July 16.”
Kapoloma said the gazetting process will be done within the first quarter of the 2021 financial year covering July to September.
He said that by law MRA is supposed to sell vehicles that have not been cleared for three months, but due to restrictions in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tax collector gave the importers more time to clear them.