The Eswatini Revenue Service (ERS) has awarded Ubombo Sugar Limited the Most Compliant Tax Contributor award for 2023/24.

The ERS Client Appreciation Day 2024 took place on Friday evening at the Happy Valley Hotel and was attended by ERS clients, which comprise big and small companies.

The Client Appreciation Day which is in its second year is meant to motivate companies to comply with their respective tax obligations.

Making the announcement, the ERS Commissioner General (CG) Brightwell Nkambule stated that Ubombo Sugar Limited achieved a spotless tax compliance record throughout the year.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ubombo Sugar Limited is the most compliant and biggest tax contributor in the country. Their contribution is the highest than all our taxpayers, and for that we are grateful,” he noted.

The CG then outlined the criterion used when awarding the most compliant companies in the country.

“Our criteria entails that companies file their tax returns on time, clients should also ensure that they do not have any outstanding debt with us. Another key thing we look at is ensuring that clients do not have an outstanding case against us at the Revenue Appeals Tribunal of Eswatini, and finally, companies should financially contribute to the economy.

To get the first spot Ubombo Sugar Limited submitted all due tax returns without fail and also contributed E493 million in taxes which led to them being the highest contributor.

Receiving the award, Ubombo Sugar Limited Tax Specialist and Company Secretary, Nsizwa Mutasa appreciated the award stating that for them the first thing was having a good relationship with the ERS. Mutasa added that being tax compliant is paramount for them which is why they do not engage suppliers that are not tax compliant.

“We do quarterly checks to verify that companies that we do business with are tax-compliant.”

Ubombo Sugar was not the only company that was awarded on the night as other notable winners included First National Bank, PSPF Annuities, Ensure Insurance Brokers, and Imbewu Yesive Investments under the Financial & Insurance Sector category.

List of Awardees

Regional Category – Micro

Hhohho- Mauruss General Suppliers                                                                                                                   

Manzini – Adventure in Mission                                                                                                                                         

Lubombo- The Southern Clan Properties

Shiselweni- Amitofo Care Centre of Eswatini

Regional Category – Sole Trader

Hhohho – William Thomas Capel T/A RMS Synergy 

Manzini- N/A

Lubombo- Mathys Johan Martin du Pont T/A Dupont Earthworks

Shiselweni- Gcinaphi Faith Simelane T/A Expert Caterers        

Wholesale & Retail Category

Siyembili Motors Eswatini Pty Ltd                                                                                                             

Swazi Bandag Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                  

Mbabane Motors Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                   

Oceanic Swaziland Pty Ltd              

Manufacturing, Mining Industrial Sector Category

Ubombo Sugar Limited                                                                                                                                      

Mbabane Quarry Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                      

Lesco Engineering Works Pty Ltd                                                                                                      

Blue Hygiene Pty Ltd        

Information & Communication Technology Category

HUAWEI Technologies Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                   

Data Net Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                  

Movie Zone Pty Ltd

Financial & Insurance Sector Category

First National Bank Eswatini                                                                                                                                                                    

PSPF Annuities                                                                                                                                                        

ENSURE Brokers Eswatini                                                                                                                               

Imbewu Yesive Investments

Construction Sector

Stefanutti Stocks Construction Pty Ltd                                                                                                               

KwikForm Formwork Scaffolding Pty Ltd                                                                                                            

CODEN Investments Pty Ltd                                                                                                                            

Swaziland Cold Storage Pty Ltd

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

Tambankulu Estates                                                                                                                              

Africa Chicks Swaziland Pty Ltd                                                                                                                           

James Investments                                                                                                                                     
 Bamabanani Farmers Association

Education, Health & Social Work

Georgetown Global Health LLC                                                                                                                                

Baylor Clinic of Medicine

Real Estate Activities

Swazi Plaza Properties Limited                                                                                                                               

The Hub                                                                                                                                                                    

Thomas Investments Corporation Pty Ltd                                                                                                                       

Silveria Investments Pty Ltd

Professional, Scientific, Technical & Support

PricewaterhouseCoopers Services Pty Ltd                                                                                                                       

Kitwe Hydraulic and Pneumatic Engineering Pty Ltd                                                                                                        

DD MEA Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                   

Komati Basin Water Authority

Other Services Activities 

OVERBORDER Investments Pty Ltd                                                                                                                        

Mula Sport Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                              

World Vision Eswatini                                                                                                                                            

Cabrini Ministries

Transportation & Storage Sector   

Mediterranean Shipping Company (Eswatini) Pty Ltd                                                                                            TRASNSHIP Pty Ltd                                                                                                                                   

Tsandzanani Projects Pty Ltd    

Accommodation & Food Services Industry

Happy Valley Resorts                                                                                                                                           

United King Pie Co Pty Ltd                                                                                                                          

Punch Drunk Incorporated Pty Ltd                                                            

Clearing Agents Sector

Data Net Pty Ltd

The Most Compliant Overall Highest Contributor

Ubombo Sugar Limited

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