Pay Your Land Charge and Tenement Rate within 30 Days of Notice and Enjoy 10% Discount

When you possess a piece of land, you pay land charge only. When you erect a structure on the land, you pay tenement rate on the portion used.

Indeed, the benefits emanating from those payments are numerous. Therefore, if you pay your dues in time, the government will provide better roads and other infrastructures that will make life more conducive in your environment. Remember that you can also get 10% discount when you pay within 30 days of notice.

You can make payments into the KW-IRS account at any commercial bank or through its online platform by visiting www.quickteller.com/Kwirs.

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Disclaimer: KW-IRS Has Not Imposed New Tax On Corporate Organisations

There have been several matters of conjectures and deliberate misinformation about the relocation of Tuyil Pharmaceutical Industry and some other corporate bodies from Kwara State owing to high taxes by Kwara State Government; emanating from preconceived and erroneous notions of some segments of the public who portray themselves as armchair critics of the Government. Such segments have also been known to be typically resentful about the establishment of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) since they no longer have other means to execute their dubious plans like they used to do in the previous past. Here is the response of the KW-IRS’ Director, Administration and Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Adenike Babajamu on a social media platform called Kwara Consultative Forum.

According to her, “With due respect and to set the records straight, we must as a matter of fact verify rumours and confirm the source of all information. I work with the new Revenue Agency and I want to confirm in very strong language that no new tax has been imposed on Tuyil Pharmaceutical Industry nor any corporate body in Kwara State. We have a very cordial relationship with the Managing Director, Tuyil Pharmaceuticals and if you visit the company’s office, you will see new structures under construction. A company leaving town because of tax burden will not invest in the same company. As for Coca-Cola leaving town because of tax, this also is false.

The objectives of KW-IRS is clearly spelt out by our vision which is “To mobilise revenue for the strategic development of Kwara State”. Yes, I agree that we had and still have unresolved issues in the State but must we continue to watch? The answer is no. Our mandate is to stimulate voluntary compliance and block all leakages which were peculiar to previous tax collection process. This, we started earlier this year and I make bold to say that we have in the first six months made progress.

The effect may not be as fast as everyone would want but in a short while, will be seen by all. A few days from now, contractors will be returning to sites on all pending projects. Talking about the bad state of our roads as a result of people depositing refuse into drainage, we started environmental sensitisation and sanitation exercise last Saturday on Tanke Road. Just last month the new Infrastructure Fund Committee was inaugurated by the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji (Dr.) AbdulFatah Ahmed, and definitely IGR will begin to fund infrastructure development in the State.

Let us believe in our State and believe in the Change process by first being the change we want to see”.

Prosecution Of Tax Defaulters In Kwara State

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) wishes to bring to the notice of the general public its plan to commence prosecution of tax defaulters.

Every taxable person [corporate entities and individuals] is hereby advised by this notice to pay all outstanding tax liabilities and/or discharge any tax obligations arising from the under listed schemes on or before Friday, 29th July 2016. Failing which the KW-IRS will commence prosecution, taking full advantage of the provisions of law.

  • Personal Income Tax (PAYE, Direct Assessment)
  • Withholding Tax
  • Stamp Duties
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Shop and Kiosk Rates
  • Signage and Advertisement Levies
  • Business Premises
  • Development Levy
  • Land Charge
  • Tenement Rate
  • Tax Audit Liabilities of Previous Years
  • Any other revenue payment(s) due to Kwara State Government and the Sixteen (16) Local Government Areas of Kwara State

All defaulters have till Friday, 29th July 2016 to pay all outstanding tax liabilities including interest and penalty as the Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice is poised to begin full enforcement of the law which includes, but not limited to Criminal Prosecution, Civil Litigation and Distrain without further recourse.

For further enquiries, please contact the office of the undersigned or visit our nearest Tax offices.

 

Signed

Muritala Awodun, PhD

Executive Chairman

Revenue Officer Impersonators Convicted With 1 Year Imprisonment

According to the First Information Report of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Adejobi Benjamin reported to the B Divisional Police Headquarters, Ilorin on 7 May 2016that Mustapha Babatunde and Lawal Martins with two others reported to be at large stopped him, introduced themselves as revenue officers of the Ilorin-West Local Government and forced him to pay N15,000 naira for revenue papers. This reported was investigated and the suspects were found to be impersonating and performing illegal duties. The suspects were as such charged to the court.

At this criminal prosecution involving COP vs Lawal Martins and one other where the suspects were arraigned at the Area Court 1, Adewole Area, Ilorin on the following count charges, criminal conspiracy, forgery, impersonation and extortation contrary to Section 91, 364, 179 and 291 of Penal Code Law. On the day of the arraignment, the accused first pleaded not guilty and the case was adjourned. Following investigation and the presentation of evidences the court returned on the adjourned date, 12 May 2016. The accused then pleaded guilty at the adjournment hearing.

The Hon Judge gave summary judgement in this regard and the accused were convicted with imprisonment for a term of one (1) year with an option of fine.