Executive Chairman of the Anambra State Board of Internal Revenue Service, Dr. David Nzekwu has called on Ndi Anambra to pay their taxes as at when due so as to enjoy the ripple effect it has on the economy.
He made this known during a media engagement tagged ‘Meet the Media’ which held in Awka recently.
According to the Board Chairman, Anambra state is targeting an annual generation of 30 billion naira in the state. As a matter of fact, the state currently generates about 26 billion naira, a whole lot more than the 8.7 billion naira the Governor Willie Obiano led administration met when he assumed office in 2014.
Furthermore Dr. Nzekwu explained that the state government was met with an informal situation not captured within the tax system, which was why they initiated the digitization to automate the entire process.
He stressed that irrespective of the fact that other states have different sources of income, Anambra State last year still turned out the largest revenue generator after Enugu state.
At the moment, AIRS is working on a Land Information Management System and have collected 64 revenue heads on land alone. In addition, the Board recently created a Bill Generation and Distribution Department to enable their workers move around to distribute bills.
With reference to tax refund gesture by the State government, Dr. Nzekwu notified eligible beneficiaries of 2019 tax refund to come forward to claim theirs.
The ‘Meet The Media’ which is the brain child of the Governor’s media team, is a media engagement that x-rays different aspects of Governor Obiano’s administration.