Multiple Taxation: Osun introduces harmonization bill

In a move to tackle multiple taxation amd improve the Internally Generated Revenue in Osun, the Osun state government has introduced a harmonization bill to bring ease of doing business to its residents.

The Executive Chairman of Osun State Internal Revenue Service, OIRS, Prince Sola Adewumi made this known in a release made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Prince Adewumi who extensively explained the relieve and succour that the new bill will provide to the residents of the state, revealed that such a step is a part to the government solution to the uprising challenges facing taxpayers on multiple taxation.

While on the importance of the harmonized bill, the Executive Chairman explained that the single bill curates all levies that are expected of a business to pay on annual basis, therefore encouraging taxpayers to continue discharging their duties according to the new bill.

The OIRS accounting officer who rolled out the official platforms to make payments to the state as include online, Tax Station POS Machines, banks in and outside Osun, ATM machines across Nigeria, added official payment platform is also available for taxpayers outside the country too.

He further asserted that there is opportunity for payment in equal or unequal tranches within the space of three months, stressed that upon payment completion, a harmonized bill certificate will be issued to such taxpayer.

The Executive Chairman also made it know that the state government has deployed some Automation Systems for online initiative for online self service delivery which include but not limited to the GAUMS, collection of C of O in 45days, E- Affidavit system, Electronic State of Origin and Local Government Area of Origin portal, Mobile Tax stations, online payment system for taxes among others.

While using the medium to admonished taxpayers to make all payments using their Payer I.D or a generated Instant Payment Number (IPN) and ensure to always ensure collection of evidence of payment which is in form of Government Automated Revenue Receipt (A.R.R) for all payments made. Prince Adewumi then urged that any taxpayer seeking enquiry to visit the nearest tax station office.

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