Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS) has announced its plans to capture and enroll all taxable adults in Anambra State into distinctive revenue accounts to transform revenue collection and payments.
The exercise would provide a simple system where taxes accrued to the state could be paid from any location within and outside the state.
A release signed by Sylvia Tochukwu-Ngige, Head, Taxpayer Education and Enlightenment Team (TEET) stated that the Executive Chairman of AIRS, Dr. David Nzekwu who stated this during a one-day ‘Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Technology Integration’ workshop at Revenue House, Awka, explained that the exercise would help to maximize revenue due the Anambra state and bear down on avoidance and evasion as much as possible.
Dr. Nzekwu maintained that the era of designing and delivery of professional and efficient system would enable AIRS reach out to every potential taxpayer in Anambra State.
Contributing, Mr. Victor Okere of Anambra Economic Think Tank (ANETT) identified untruthfulness on the part of some IGR collectors, lack of tollgate structure and difficulties in identifying taxpayers as problems affecting revenue collection in Anambra State.
Mr. Okere noted that the solution to the problems is to have a technology-driven transparent system that would serve as a repository and single point of truth for all revenue windows in Anambra State.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service says it has put measures in place to improve the revenue profile of the state.
The chairman of the board, Dr David Nzekwu stated this while receiving in audience the management of OLISWARREN led by Mr Olisa Aniunoh at his office in Awka.
According to Dr Nzekwe the state has the capacity to improve on its Internally Generated Revenue.
He thanked the consultant and his management team for the kind gesture and for partnering the government in the area of Motor Vehicle Administration (AMVAS )which he noted was fruitful.
Earlier Mr Aniunoh explained that the visit was to encourage the board in its efforts to reposition the revenue system of the state.
Highpoints of the visit were the presentation of five Laptops and a promise to provide more five laptops, ten printers and ten generators to the State Internal Revenue Service.