Anambra revenue service to digitise revenue collection
By Frances Nwabufoe
Awka, Oct. 31, 2018 (MOI) Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS) has announced plans to enrol all taxable adults in state into distinctive revenue accounts to transform revenue collection and payments.
The exercise would provide a simple system where taxes accruing to the state could be paid from any location in the state.
Chairman AIRS, Dr David Nzekwu said this during a one-day ‘Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) Technology Integration’ workshop at Revenue House, Awka.
Nzekwu explained that the essence of the exercise was to maximize revenue for the state and bear down on avoidance and evasion as much as possible.
“This will be the era of designing and delivery of professional and efficient system that will enable AIRS to reach out to every potential taxpayer,” he added.
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.
He, then, noted that a technology-driven transparent system would serve as a repository and single point of truth for all revenue windows.
Some of the participants made suggestions for data capture system and call number to be designed for AIRS. (MOI)