By Chijioke Kingsley
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS), has said it has surpassed low income generation since 2015 till date.
The Agency said in 2015 it generated 7billion naira and since then has made an upward review of 20billion naira, and will be repeating same in 2023.
“We will generate over 20 billion naira in 2023, Mr. Dashe Arlat, Chairman of the Plateau State Internal Revenue Service, said on Tuesday in Jos while briefing newsmen.
Arlat said the Agency since 2015 is striving as a leading and efficient modern revenue agency in the country that promotes regulatory compliance, standards and ensures that all collections of taxes are optimized for the well-being of the State.
“The revenue service has seen a steady increase from N7Billion in 2015 to generating N20 billion in 2021 with a slight drop in 2022 to 16 billion”, he said.
The service is already seeing positive signs in the current year of 2023 with a current collection of already N7Billion as of March 2023 which is an indication that the service is on a move to surpass previously generated revenue in the State.
He said in the year 2022/2023 the Revenue body has worked with the theme of developing an enthusiastic professional team, embarrassing modern processes and technologies to deliver customer focus service that enhances compliance and revenue collection optimization.
“We have also deployed technology which is the Plateau Integrated Revenue Collection System. The new Technology assists us to work towards ensuring that taxpayers are comfortable in terms of payment and also the assessment that we put to them”.
“We use taxpayers’ unions and associations to come up with a fair assessment, ensuring voluntary compliance, accessing them within their various income reach and group them into clusters to ensure a clean revenue collection.
“That has been the drive that has scored us from N7Billion in 2015 to N20 billion in 2021 and 16 billion in 2022 despite the challenges.
‘The way forward in 2023, the staff of the service is motivated to work in team spirit to reengineer all the business processes and we are also encouraged by the recent report from the national bureau of Statistics that has scored the State high in terms of revenue generation.” He further stated
Arlat also urged citizens to see the payment of tax as a duty and responsibility to ensure that government, in turn, is able to deliver on its set objectives in the State.