To continually ensure an enlightened citizenry, “My Tax & I”, the tax advocacy series of KW-IRS on this episode speaks to roles and impact of Area Offices in revenue drive of Kwara State, by Head, Research Department, Mohammed Audu and Area Coordinator Edu Local Government, Mohammed Subairu.
Did You Know?
Area Offices of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), were created to enhance revenue generation drive of the State government by making it easier for the populace, particularly at the grassroots to make enquiries in respect of tax matters, make payment with ease and as and when due.
With creation of Area Offices, taxpayers no longer need to travel to the State capital, Ilorin, to pay taxes or resolve any revenue-related issues.
KW-IRS has 13 Area Offices outside Ilorin metropolis, namely:
Through Area Offices, new taxpayers are brought into the tax net and there is ease of doing business with the State Tax Authority.
Establishment of Area Offices has increased the rate of tax compliance to about 60% in Kwara State.
Every activity being carried out at the Head Office and other Offices within the State capital are equally obtainable in all Area Offices.
Taxpayers can register their TIN or KRIN at KW-IRS Area Offices and get required TIN or KRIN numbers forwarded to their respective registered e-mails/phone numbers.
Area Offices of KW-IRS operate like the Head Office in same principles and ethics of work.
Area Offices do not charge higher or lower rates of Taxes and other Revenues than what is obtainable at the Head office, as rates of taxes and other revenues are as stipulated and guided by relevant tax laws.
KW-IRS has very robust and efficient communication channels with the aid of technology that makes information to be delivered to all staff both at Area Offices and Head offices, no matter where they are located, REAL TIME and ON TIME.
Taxpayers can transact directly with the official revenue officers at the various KW-IRS offices and payment points situated across Kwara State and ensure all payments are receipted accordingly.
All revenue payments are to be made into the Kwara State Government IGR Accounts through the online payment platforms provided by the State. That is REMITA, QUICKTELLER, PAYARENA and others to be communicated in due course.
All correspondence for Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) are to be addressed as and only to the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, 27, Ahmadu Bello Way, G.R.A, Ilorin, Kwara State for required attention.
The Corporate Head Office of KW-IRS is on number 27, Ahmadu Bello way, GRA, Ilorin.
For ease of Revenue administration, among other benefits, the harmonized collection was introduced as an approach to effective collection by and for Kwara State. This tool is being used in collection of revenue meant strictly for the State and for few collectible items of Local Government as agreed with them for efficiency. These collectibles on behalf of LGAs are reported and remitted to them accordingly at the end of each month. Such collections include Tenement Rate, Radio License, Citizenship etc.
KW-IRS has physical offices in all the 16 Local Government Areas across Kwara State.
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS