Bipa offers business owners waiver lifeline

Business owners operating in Namibia since 2012 who owe the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (Bipa) for annual levies and penalties have one more chance to pay their dues following the extension of the waiver programme to the end of June.

The Bipa waiver programme is designed to get businesses registered in Namibia, regardless of size, a chance to pay outstanding levies to the authority and be spared from paying additional penalties.

Bipa spokesperson Ockert Jansen told Desert Radio on Saturday the authority has extended the programme to 30 June to cater for businesses operating in regions across the country.

“Our teams are in the Erongo region on Saturday and will move to Otjiwarongo for two days and then other areas. Business owners should just go on our Facebook page to see where we will be in the next few weeks till the final deadline at the end of June,” Jansen said.

Emphasising the importance of businesses paying their dues to Bipa, Jansen advised all businesses to take the opportunity presented by the waiver programme extension to settle their dues.

He said companies that have high penalties stand to save money if they pay what they owe in penalties.

Jansen added that Bipa will also make sure all businesses across the country are given ample time to sort out their outstanding levies within the window period.

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