No going back on road, haulage taxes – Ogun

The Executive Chairman, Ogun State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Olugbenga Olaleye, has reiterated the determination of the state government to continue with the implementation of the single interstate road tax stickers, and single haulage fee.

In a statement, he noted that this was agreed with chairmen of other states’ Internal Revenue Service including the Federal Capital, at the 151st Joint Tax Board meeting in 2022 for the benefit of transporters and the government.

Speaking during SIRTS and SHF stakeholders’ engagement/sensitisation meeting with OGIRS/JTB at Obas’ Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the chairman said the initiative was to harmonise various payments made by transporters, promote ease of doing business nationwide, and improve government’s Internally Generated Revenue.

He explained that the initiative would be a win-win situation for transporters and government when compared to how various payments were made by transporters before the innovation.

Olaleye said the SIRTS just like the consolidated emblem paid by transporters, would be paid annually while SHF would be paid per transaction at the point of loading and offloading the goods.

According to him, the JTB as administrative body to ease the implementation process nationally, was moving round the states to sensitise stakeholders including security agents on how to implement and enforce the initiative.

In his remark, the JTB Team Leader, Mr Amos Oduloye, applauded the state government for its sustainability of the project, especially, in implementing the initiative compared to other states.

He noted that JTB as umbrella body for all tax authorities, was to ensure harmony among the states nationwide by creating a platform for implementation of the initiative.

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