Ekiti govt introduces e-receipt to eliminate tax fraud – Independent Observers

Ekiti govt introduces e-receipt to eliminate tax fraud

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Temitope Owotoki, Abuja

The Ekiti State Government has introduced electronic receipt (e-receipt) as part of reforms in the collection of taxes and revenue generation.

The state Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, said the use of e-receipt would block outlets through which the state revenue finds its way into private pockets.
Egbeyemi made this known while hosting Chief Cyril Ede, the national executive officers of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) led by its President, in Ado-Ekiti.

The introduction of e-receipt will make it impossible for any revenue officer in the state to take cash from members of the public.
Egbeyemi explained that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have been directed to stop using manual receipts and key into the new e-receipt regime consequent upon the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
He added that the government had also introduced the Direct Bank Lodgment System (DBLS) which would assist in blocking leakages and boost IGR of the State.
Meanwhile, the state government has hired consultants that will be working round the clock to ensure that no revenue will be lost.
Egbeyemi also called on the people to assist the administration by paying their taxes to assist the government to provide better service and more social amenities.
“We know the importance of taxation, it assists the government to perform its responsibilities and we urge our people to always pay their taxes.

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