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Domestic workers, artisans to start paying tax in Lagos

09 March 2016, 21:48

Lagos - The Lagos State Government says it has commenced a process to extend tax payment obligation to domestic workers and artisans in the state.

Executive Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, stated this during a press conference on Tuesday.

He said, “We have identified three categories of tax payers in the informal sector. These are market men and women; artisans – micro, small and medium scale enterprises – and household domestic staff.”

Also read: Lagos tax system worthy of emulation

He also said LIRS would tap other sources such as consumption tax from hotel occupancy, withholding tax on contracts, rent and royalties to boost Internally Generated Revenue.

Ogunsanwo said the government had commenced the process of overhauling its informal sector operations with a view to easing voluntary compliance by tax payers.

He added that the state had approved the upgrading of the informal sector operations to a full directorate.

According to him, the state is introducing a new payment platform by taking payment portals to tax payers for their convenience.

- News 24


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