Kaduna be­gins bio­met­ric reg­is­tra­tion of tax­able per­sons

Daily Trust - - TAXATION -

The Kaduna State Govern­ment, yes­ter­day, com­menced bio­met­ric reg­is­tra­tion of all tax­able per­sons in the state.

Al­haji Muham­mad Tanko, the Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man, Kaduna State Board of In­ter­nal Rev­enue, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.

The chair­man said the reg­is­tra­tion was in line with ef­fort of govern­ment to en­hance rev­enue gen­er­a­tion.

Tanko said the reg­is­tra­tion would in­clude civil ser­vants, po­lit­i­cal of­fice hold­ers as well as busi­ness­men and women.

“We have cap­tured the Gover­nor and his Deputy dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Tax­pay­ers’ Bio­met­rics Card Reg­is­tra­tion Sys­tem in the State,’’ he said.

The chair­man said the reg­is­tra­tion would help in build­ing a pur­pose­ful and ro­bust tax pay­ers’ data­base for the state.

“It will also widen the tax net and im­prove ef­fec­tive­ness and ef­fi­ciency in ser­vice de­liv­ery,’’ he said.

Tanko said the board would en­sure proper en­force­ment on ev­ery el­i­gi­ble tax payer in ac­cor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of the law.

He said that the state law­mak­ers were work­ing on a bill that would elim­i­nate mul­ti­ple pay­ment of tax.

The chair­man said that the bill would also ad­dress many chal­lenges in the rev­enue gen­er­a­tion ad­min­is­tra­tion.

He said when passed into law, the bill would ad­dress the is­sue of rev­enue leak­age and im­prove the ca­pac­ity of the tax of­fi­cials.

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