Gombe to review tax laws to improve IGR
DEPUTY Governor of Gombe State, Dr manassah Jatau, has said the state government will examine its current tax laws in order to boost its internally generated revenue.
He disclosed this on Thursday, in an interview with our correspondent in the state capital.
He said this was part of the measures to improve the earning of the state.
Jatau said as a government, the state had the sole responsibility of making sure investors had conducive environment to operate as well as a task to block loopholes in tax collection.
“We have been trying to get investors to the state. Private investors are the only people that can create employment, the role of government is just to create a conducive atmosphere for investors to take up. There is a limit to which we can employ civil servants.
Already, we are trying to look at tax laws to improve Internally Generated Revenue,” he said.
While promising accountability, Jatau added as a government “we will take a look at mineral resources, there are many people that are mining illegally. You are aware that what we get from the Federal Government is not that much.”