Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) says it would establish tax stations in all the local government areas to offer quality services to the rural populace, beginning from 2023.
Acting Chairman of KGIRS Alh. Sule Salihu Enehe, made this known at a media parley in Lokoja on Friday.
He noted that internally generated revenue (IGR) in the state, had improved to about N16.8 billion from January to November.
Enehe expressed optimism that generated revenue would hit N18 billion by December 2022.
He assured that the expected target of N23 billion estimated in the 2023 budget would be achieved.
The Acting Chairman assured the determination of KGIRS to consistently promote voluntary tax compliance through innovative technology, to be a leading revenue service in Nigeria in terms of collection, creativity and cost efficiency.
He officially unveiled Service Charter and E-Payment platform for ease of payment for taxpayers in the state, stressing that the E-tax services would bring total transformation to the tax system in the state.
According to him, the service which had been in operations since three months ago was developed to clearly show all the services that the agency provides for taxpayers as well as their rights and obligations.
The E-Tax services include: E- Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) Solution, E–Tax payment, E Tax Receipting, E-Filling, E-Tax portal, E-Tax payer registration and verification, Personal Income Tax (informal Sector), among others.
”The service recognises the importance of establishing closer partnership with taxpayers, and has put forward this Charter as a clear statement of our commitment to deliver quality service to taxpayers,” Enehe said.
He stressed that the KGIRS had fully embraced the use of technology to drive payment of taxes which had improved service delivery with 80 per cent tax compliance in the State.
The Ag. chairman reaffirmed the commitment of KGIRS to fulfilling the promise of delivering optimum service at all times, adding that constructive criticisms were always welcome.