By JIDAUNA DARING

THE Chairman, Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS), Mr. Dashe Arlat has said that it is an obligation for every Nigerian to obtain Tax Identification number (TIN).

Mr. Artlat stated this in a chat with THE NIGERIA STANDARD in his office in Jos, last Friday.

He explained that without TIN one cannot obtain loan from banks and other financial institutions, adding that TIN is also an indication that one is a tax payer.

He added that with TIN one can easily access loans as part of its benefit especially to those who have obtained it, adding that TIN is also connected to the issues of driver license and BVN.

Speaking on the  areas of tax collection, the service chairman further explained that the state local governments Ministries, Boards and Parastatals each have a role of collecting tax in the state.

Mr Arlat noted that the local governments have about 21 areas of tax collections, which he said included shops, animal’s slabs, closure of roads for social activities farm produce markets and motor parks among others.

He maintained that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were responsible for registration of schools, hotels and sign posts among several areas.

Also speaking with our correspondent, FRSC Sect Head Driver Licenses Centre and Chief Route Commander, Ahmed Ado appealed to those who have made their payment in the ongoing tricycles and motor cycles registration to come for the capturing.

Ado disclosed that the permanent driver license does not take more than weeks before collection.

He said that FRSC working relationship is very cordial with PSIRS  and vehicle inspection officers.

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