The Delta State government says it is taking concerted efforts in addressing complaints of multiple taxation in the state as it has set in motion plans to roll out a new tax module known as “Tax Harmonisation”
The new tax module that would be flagged off, June, this year, according to the state commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Kingsley Emu is aimed at addressing issues of multiplicity of taxes in the state.
Emu who disclosed this Friday in Asaba, the state capital during the official unveiling of Delta State capital Territory Business Directory written by the Chairman, Delta State Investment Development Agency (DIDA), Ogbueshi Afam Obiago said that given the components of the proposed tax harmonisation module, every tax payer would get all the relevant taxes due to him/her in a single debit sheet.
Explaining the import of the proposed new tax module, Emu said that when fully operational, tax payers will henceforth have the convenience of getting their comprehensive taxes due to them in one debit sheet as it will also, help them plan their cash-flow.
While saying that this has become necessary as it will help in mitigating issues of multiple taxation, the Economic Planning Commissioner said that the administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is committed to ensuring that the state gets reasonable and considerable tax system which he noted is critical for the sustainability of businesses in the state.
He said, “As a state, we are already addressing the issue of multiplicity of tax; we call it tax harmonisation. We have started the demo as we need a lot of information and technology to put that together and I can assure you that it will be flagged off by June, this year.
“Meanwhile, let me state categorically that numerous tax dies not mean multiplicity of tax, but tax harmonisation talk about proper administration of taxes-it means that all taxes you are due to, pay will come to you in a single debit sheet that will clearly state all the taxes that are supposed to be your responsibility.