Kogi Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has vowed to clampdown on illegal and fake revenue collectors as part of the measures to prevent double taxation on businesses and tax payers across the state.
The Executive Chairman of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) Alhaji Sule Salihu Enehe stated this on Tuesday when Journalists paid him a congratulatory visit for his elevation as the substantive Executive Chairman of KGIRS by the State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
According to him, revenue and taxes will be paid and collected through cashless monetary transactions, lamenting that thugs have taken over collection of revenue in the eastern part of the state.
He expressed optimism of the agency in flushing out all those that have no business with revenue and tax collection.
He stated that illegal miners of solid minerals and persons in cashew farming and related businesses, who have not been paying revenue in the past, will henceforth be taxed, saying it has become necessary to collect dues from businesses in the state.
“We are resolute to aggressively collect revenue in the state to meet up the target or beyond to achieve 100 per cent budget target for the 2023 fiscal year.
“Also with the innovation recently introduced during my probation in office as acting Chairman, more persons were recruited which led to accelerated revenue collection and increment to the government purse” the revenue boss said.
The Chairman also disclosed that the processes for staff promotion and salary increment have commenced,
assuring that by April this year, promotion letters will be released to enhance their performances.