STATE enterprises, parastatals and local authorities were paying out an untaxed total amount of US$85 million since dollarisation to their top executives numbering 181, a move which was largely designed for tax evasion purposes. Computations by tax experts show that heads of Zimbabwe’s 90 mostly insolvent parastatals and 91 bankrupt local authorities have been diverting a combined US$21 million in annual incomes to untaxed benefits to dodge the taxman. With the anomaly dating back to when dollarisation was adopted, this translates to more than US$85 million from 2009 to end of 2013. The practice has continued to date, further draining public funds. The Cabinet Committee on State Enterprises and Parastatals Development said government had observed that its chief executive officers…