The Community Tax Liaison Officers, CTLOs of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have commenced work in Kwara State on Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) sensitization exercise with a view to increasing tax awareness and compliance level, which will in turn enhance the tax base of the country at large.
The CTLOs arrived at the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service Corporate Headquarters earlier today and were warmly addressed by the Executive Chairman, Dr. Muritala Awodun. In his inspiring remarks, Awodun urged the fifty-four officers to be determined, committed, diligent and cultured in their duty.
He further stated that KW-IRS as a performance-driven organization would not condone indolence or flippancy, and the CTLOs should bear in mind the importance of VAIDS to the development of the country as they are laying a foundation of tax reforms in Nigeria.
The CTLOs, who were selected through the Federal Government Youth Empowerment Scheme (N-power), have been saddled with the sole responsibility of VAIDS advocacy, part of the efforts to increase tax awareness in various communities all over the 16 Local Government Areas in the State.