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Published On: Tue, Jul 1st, 2014

Tax payment: FIRS wants Kebbi govt to show proof

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From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi

The Federal Inland Revenue Services, Kebbi State Office has urged the Kebbi State Government to as a matter of fact be erecting sign posts at any of its projects to show proves of tax payers money.

Giving this advice in his office during a chat with newsmen, the Tax Controller in charge of Kebbi State, Alhaji Mu’azu Suleiman explained that by so doing, the people will be so much encouraged to pay their tax regularly.

Mu’azu also explained that the FIRS in the state is not enjoying enough cooperation from the Ministry of Commerce adding that the Ministry is not given the office names of Trade Associations available in the state. He appeal to all Trade Association, and other people who engages in Commercial activities in the state to pay Vat for all their purchases for the Government to generate more money to provide more social facilities for the people of the state.

“When government activities is low, Tax Payment will be low, government should do more and increase its social services to the people.” He said.

The Tax Officer admonished that though nobody pay tax with smile, people are afraid, but more machinery has been put in place to educate the people on the importance of Tax paying.

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