Plateau To Block Revenue Linkages With New Mobile Tax Code

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(Last Updated On: 2016-11-20)

Oluwatosin Lamidi

 

The Plateau State Government has expressed its determination to block all revenue linkages in the State with introduction of a coding system for regularization of tax payment.

The Commissioner of Finance, Tamwakat Weli at the launch of the new tax payment system  at the state inland revenue complex (PSIRS), described the innovation as very unique and revenue driven.

According to him, the new USSD CODE is a revolutionary innovation and the first of its kind in Nigeria.

He said the code was designed to go a long way in setting the pace for other states in Nigeria.

Weli explained that since the inception of the state’s governor, Simon Lalong, the administration has continued to make concerted efforts to ensure that it boosts the IGR of the State.

He said the aim is to enable it adequately fund its masses oriented programmes and bring the much needed development to the State and its people.

The commissioner stated that with the new technology,  taxpayer only needed to click a button on their phones and would be able to verify Tax Identification Number (TIN),  validity of their vehicles papers and expiration among others.

The commissioner urged all state indigenes particularly the taxpayers, to support the administration as it sets out to achieve its five-point policy thrust and sustain the peace and development being witnessed in the State.’

Besides, the acting Cchairman, of the agency, Dashe Arlat, said that launch of the new taxing system was aimed at blocking revenue leakages and stimulating the progressive increase of the State’s IGR as well as growth and development.

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“The code will also assist at addressing the conflicts that usually arise among road users and authorities such as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC, VIOs and the Police among others, ’’ Arlat explained.

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