The ZIMRA Journey

Walk with us as we retrace the footprints we left during our journey from inception. . .


ZIMRA is established

Inaugural Board of Directors chaired by Dr GM Mandishona is put in place

Official launch of ZIMRA

Revenews magazine is introduced

Revenue target narrowly missed



Pioneer group of revenue trainees comes on board

Staff uniforms introduced

HR policies put in place

Workers’ Committee is established

Code of Conduct is put in place

Client care training programmes introduced

ZIMRA website ( is launched

ZIMRA surpasses revenue target


Commissioner General wins ZIM Manager of the Year award

24 hour service is introduced at Beitbridge Border Post

Kurima House Payment office is opened in Harare

Satellite payment offices opened in Gwanda, Hwange, Chinhoyi, Bindura,  Marondera and Karoi

Refurbishment works at Beitbridge, Nyamapanda and Victoria Falls

Systems Applications Products (SAP) is introduced

Construction of Chirundu flats for members of staff is completed

Scanner technology (baggage scanner)  is introduced at ports of entry/exit

The Loss Control Division is formed

ZIMRA surpasses revenue target



ZIMRA wins ZIM HR development award

VAT replaces Sales Tax

Direct banking system is introduced

ZIMRA surpasses revenue target

Chairman’s Charity Fund is established and inaugural Charity Ball held



Presumptive Tax is introduced

MOU between ZIMRA and the National University of Science and Technology signed to introduce a Bachelor of

Commerce (Honours) Degree programme in Fiscal Studies

Mobile scanners installed at Beitbridge Border Post

Operation Integrity is introduced to curb corruption

ZIMRA surpasses revenue target



Introduction of a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Fiscal Studies in conjunction with NUST

ZIMRA surpasses revenue target

Commissioner General wins ZIM Manager of the Year Award



Self-Assessment of Income Tax system is introduced

Reorganisation of ZIMRA

ZIMRA surpasses revenue target



ZIMRA surpasses revenue target


Road Tolls are introduced

Transition to the multi-currency regime

Chirundu One Stop Border Post is commissioned

Introduction of e-learning

Launch of highway patrol vehicles

Work to simplify Income Tax Act starts

Online auditing is introduced

Simplified regime for cross border traders introduced

Commissioner General wins ZIM First Runner Up Manager of the Year Award

ZIMRA Commissioner General emerges second runner up under the ICTAZ Taxation Lifetime Achievers’ Awards

Revenue target narrowly missed



Launch of a new look website and electronic-filing system

New ZIMRA Board chaired by Mr S Moyo is appointed

Introduction of a Masters component to the Fiscal Studies Degree Programme

Introduction of Fiscalised Electronic Devices

ZIMRA surpasses revenue target.

Rolling out of Asycuda World

Commissioner General crowned overall IODZ Director of the Year

Commissioner General wins First Runner Up ZIM Manager of the Year award for 2010

ZIMRA Commissioner General wins US-based Madison Manager of the Year Award for 2010

ZIMRA wins the Infrastructure Development Forum Award for the best revenue collector in 2010



Launch of new look uniforms

Re-organisation of the Authority



ZIMRA Commissioner General wins National Contributor Award for 2011

Authority acquires sniffer dogs

ZIMRA automates the banking system

ZIMRA surpasses Revenue Target

ZIMRA moves to facebook, Twitter



Solar project at Plumtree Border Post commissioned



Commissioner General Pasi appointed African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) Chairperson

ZIMRA Charity Trust launched



ZIMRA hosts Inter-Revenue Authority games

New ZIMRA Board announced

ZIMRA publishes book of inspirational messages titled "Inspirational Harvest."




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