Katsina imposes N2,000 annual levy on residents, N500 on cows

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The Katsina government has imposed a community development levy of N2,000 on residents, while cattle owners will start paying N500 on each cow annually.

Faruk Jobe, the commissioner for budget and economic planning, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing journalists after the state executive council meeting chaired by Governor Aminu Masari.

He tagged the proposed payment ‘Community Development Levy,’ and the cattle tax ‘jangali.’

Mr Jobe said a committee set up to fine-tune modalities for payment of taxes has submitted its report to the council.

“After receiving the report, we resolved that each adult in the state — including non-indigenes — as well as male and female civil servants are to pay N2,000 each as development levy annually,” the commissioner said.

“For the cattle levy, ‘jangali,’ every cow owner will pay N500 per cow yearly. We are going to push the matter to the state house of assembly for legislative process.”

The commissioner explained that the civil servant tax was different when he was asked if it would not be double taxation for civil servants.

According to him, the one introduced by the state government is the “development levy,” which is for all residents in Katsina.

Mr Jobe said, “After receiving the report, we resolved that each adult in the state, including non-indigenes as well as male and female civil servants, are to pay N2,000 each as development levy annually.”

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