From Christians Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS) has revealed that adults in the state will soon be mandated to pay a development tax of N300 per annum, while efforts will be intensified to collect consumption tax from person lodging and spreading money in hotels and other accommodation outlets in the state.
The chairman of the revenue outfit, Mr. Dashe Arlat disclosed this to newsmen in his office in Jos during a press conference on Monday, saying to meet its 2022 Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) target of about N5 billion per month, banks and construction companies would be required to pay development levy to the state government.
According to him, the state has the potential to realize between N3.5 billion and N5 billion monthly if everyone comes on board.
He said next year, they would look at other avenues of getting revenue, disclosing that citizens not having a Tax Identification Number (TIN) is a crime in the state.
“Citizens should know that we all must pay tax, it must be voluntary because not paying tax in return attracts penalties of N50, 000 for individuals and N500, 000 for organizations,” he stressed.