Ekiti to harmonise revenue collection to eliminate multiple taxation

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

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The Chairman of Ekiti State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Isola Akingbade, said revenue collection in the state would be harmonised to remove multiple taxation.

Akingbade said this on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti at a meeting with revenue collectors from the 16 local government areas and government Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the state.

The chairman gave the assurance that the government was working to eliminate multiple taxation.

He said the proposed harmonisation of all revenue by the Joint Tax Board would enable each tier of government to identify and have firm grip on particular revenue that fell under their portfolio.

He stressed that local governments were not permitted to make revenue acts without the consent of the State Board of Internal Revenue.

Akingbade warned local government officers against mounting road blocks for revenue collection.

According to him, local government officials must be conversant with the types of revenue the law permits them to collect.

He explained that road taxes did not fall under the category of taxes local government officers are authorised to collect.

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