Imo Govt or­ders re­mit­tance of col­lected taxes to trea­sury

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Johnkennedy Uzoma,Ow­erri.

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.

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