Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Lagos State to collect Tax from Domestic staff and Artisans

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced that it had widened its tax net to include domestic workers and artisans.

The Chairman of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, made the announcement at a news conference in Alausa. He said that the new tax regime was in line with Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode administration’s inclusion of every resident to the growth of the state.

Ogunsanwo said the agency had commenced the process of overhauling the informal sector with a view to ensuring voluntary compliance by all tax payers.

He said the agency had identified three categories of tax payers in the sector which includes market men/women, artisans, micro, small and medium-scale enterprises and domestic staff. He said the categories of people are expected to remit one percent of what they earn to government’s coffers.

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