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Zimbabwe‟s struggle to formalise the informal

By IPS News
ZIMBABWE‟S extensive informal sector could help boost government revenue if regularised, but this
won‟t happen unless the government creates incentives for the informal sector to register, economists say.

“Formalisation of the informal sector would significantly improve revenue inflows through taxation on
employees‟ salaries, import duty, property fees and other forms of taxes on the sector. However, there is
need to create incentives for the informal sector to register,” Eric Bloch, a Bulawayo-based economist,
told IPS.

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