You will be expected to steer BURS to newer and greater heights - Mr. Wankie B. Wankie: Page 2 of 5

  1. body of the Revenue Service and is responsible for the direction of the affairs and operations of the Revenue Service.


  1. The BURS Act empowers the Board to appoint committees of a general or special nature, consisting of such number of members, with such qualifications, as the Board may determine.  To that end, the BURS Board has 3 committees; the Board Human Resources Committee (BHRC), the Board Finance and Audit Committee (BAFC); and the Board Tender Committee (BTC).



  1. The requirement to have Board committees is borne out of the fact that, for practical purposes, Board Committees, being smaller, can go into greater detail and deal with complex issues which the full Board might not have adequate time for. The importance of Board Committees cannot therefore be overemphasised; they are a mechanism to assist the Board in giving detailed attention to specific key areas of the Board’s duties and responsibilities.


  1. As you know, the powers and functions of the BURS Board are to:
  • Give direction to the Commissioner General in connection with management, performance, operational policies and implementation of such policies;
  • Approve such organisational structures as the Commissioner General may consider necessary for the discharge of the functions of the Revenue Service;
  • Approve such administrative measures as may be required to safeguard tax revenue;
  • Approve a code of conduct for the Revenue Service; and
  • Determine and appoint, on the recommendation from the Commissioner General, Revenue Commissioners, Heads of Departments and other senior management personnel.


  1. The Board shall not intervene in the determination of any tax assessment, tax liability of, or tax appeal by, any taxpayer.


10. In order to carry out its mandate, the Board may direct the Commissioner 

General to furnish it with any information, report or other document which the Board considers necessary for the performance of its functions. I must clarify however, that the requirement to give the information, is subject