Traders, households panic as Anambra kicks off unified revenue collection system

The Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AiRS), has said it has embarked on what it termed mobile Integrated Billing System geared towards capturing all households and businesses in the state under a unified tax system.
The scheme, Blueprint learnt, empowers taxpayers to directly pay their bills to government coffers and prevent issues of over taxation, double taxation and extortion from revenue fraudsters. 

Mrs Ann Nwagwu, the Head of Autonomous Transition Department, AiRS, who disclosed that the programme kicked off on June 1, 2020, was an innovation which harmonised all bills, including Business Premises, Anambra State Waste Management Agency (ASWAMA) and Anambra State Advertising and Signage Agency (ANSAA) bills into one.

According to Nwagwu, the innovation which would help to cut cost while improving on the state revenue generation, would generate data of households and businesses in Anambra state into the scheme.
” Our staff and the staff of various agencies have been adequately trained and dispatched to register businesses and households into the scheme across all nooks and crannies of the state. It is a continuous one.  With it, one would be presented with the exact bill is to pay for; whether ASWAMA or fire service bill or business premises. And the person will pay into the government account directly,” she added.

She said the chairman, Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AiRS), Dr David Nzekwu, had through various media channels sensitised the public to key into the programme without an hitch, and urged cooperation from the citizenry.

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