By JIDAUNA DARING

PLATEAU State Internal Revenue Service (PSRIS) has said that it would evolve a deliberate strategy aimed at collecting revenue accruing to the state.

PSRIS Chairman, Mr Arlat Dashe disclosed this while answering questions during a phone-in programme on the Radio arm of Silver Bird Communication in Jos.

Mr Dashe said that the service was still having series of meetings with relevant machinery to achieve its desired goal of the revenue business in the state.

He noted that all tax payers should ensure that they obtain automated receipt after paying their taxes as this would no doubt enable them to obtain their Tax Clearance Certificates when the need arises.

The PSRIS chairman also took time to explain the types of taxation accruable to the government by the informal sector.

He added that the informal sector include, vehicles parking lots while that of the formal sector was through Pay As You Earn, adding that the benefits of paying tax were provision of potable water, power supply, good roads among others.

Mr Dashe further explained that only staff of the service were reliable to collect taxes as cash payment were no longer fashionable, emphasizing that Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), Tricycles Unions as well as Local Government Councils (LGCs) have already swung into action in taping revenues.

He used the medium to appeal to traditional rulers and taxable individuals to join the crusade of making sure that people pay their tax.

He said that Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State was doing everything possible to ensure that every citizen reaps the needed dividends of democracy through developmental stride in the state.

Most callers who contributed in the programmers applauded the PSRIS chairman for addressing issues affecting revenue collection and advised him to do more in areas like illegal parking on the road, reckless driving among other areas.

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