By JIDAUNA DARING
As part of effort to generate more revenue for the government, the Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS) has evolved new and deliberate strategies geared towards boosting the revenue profile of the state.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Executive Chairman of the Service, Mr. Arlat D. Dashe and copy of which was obtained by THE NIGERIA STANDARD in Jos.
Mr. Dashe disclosed that the new strategies included “aggressive enforcement and monitoring, enhancing data collection and also carrying out of evaluation by various departments of his organization.
The PSIRS Chairman explained that the expansion of the organization to the local government areas of the state would make the Service planned implementation of the informal sector approach through the involvement of targeted unions and expansion of PAYEE net as an additional strategy to up lift the revenue target for the Service.
He disclosed that the Service was currently embarking on tax remittances and audit for effective performance by various organizations in the state.
He encouraged ministries, agencies and taxable individuals to put in their best so as to meet up the revenue target for the socio-economic development of the state, particularly in the area of providing social amenities to the citizenry.
In a related development, the Internal Auditor of the Revenue Service, Mr. Inusa Bello said there were several ways of generating revenue, he said include the registration of business companies, obtaining certificate of occupancy (CFO), bank loans and tax clearance.
On the numerous ways of paying taxes, Mr. Bello said these include payment of gateway such as Remitta, Inter-switch and direct payment, adding that the old form of paying taxes was an offence as it affects remitting revenue to government coffers.
Mr. Bello warned that tax offenders were given 30 working day and additional 14 days to comply or stand the risk of facing the wrath of the law.