Imo Govt orders remittance of collected taxes to treasury
Imo State Government has directed various informal sectors and associations in the state to remit all collected tax to the state treasury, through the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR).
Commissioner for Internal Resources and Pension Matters, Mr.Nick Oprarandudu, gave the order during a meeting with diverse informal sectors and associations at the state secretariat in Owerri, yesterday.
Oparandudu said that the measure was aimed at generating revenue for the state through tax payment, adding that it was important to engage various agencies in the state on the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) programme.
He stressed need for all agencies to possess “Tax Cards’’ which, according to him, would be used for the payment of tax in banks.
The commissioner assured that government would make the payment of tax easy for every tax payer in the state.
He reminded representatives of the agencies of the need for them to partner with state’s revenue board, adding that certificate for tax payment would be issued to them at the end of every year.
The agencies commended the commissioner for his effort in trying to reform and reposition the revenue board for effective generation of revenue for the state.