The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) continues in its effort to keep residents of Kwara State abreast of its activities and to sensitize on responsibilities of taxpayers and the right information to know.
Highlights of the week 2 of the KW-IRS radio advocacy program “My Tax and I”:
Did you know?
• Every Income Earner is eligible to pay tax according to what they do.
• Personal Income Tax (PIT) is paid by individual in business, profession, vocation or trade, etc.
• Pay-As- You-Earn (PAYE) is paid by individuals in employment, deducted at source and expected to be remitted by employers on or before 10th of the following month of salary payment.
• It is mandatory for employers of labour to submit schedule of salary payment for all staff alongside PAYE remittance, irrespective of what they earn, for documentation with the tax authority and to ascertain required and expected remittances.
• Development Levy of 3% is payable on contract, and N100 paid individually per annum.
• All taxes and revenue collected on behalf of Kwara State go into the Kwara State Government IGR Accounts.
• If it is confirmed by KW-IRS that an individual has no source of income or any chargeable base, such individual is exempted from tax payment.
• Taxes paid by individuals are proportional to their income.
• Spaces allocated solely for worship e.g. churches/mosques/shrines are exempted from being taxed. However, if these spaces allocated for worship have any business such as eateries, schools, event centers etc., taxes are to be paid on such business and establishments.
• The Federal, State and Local governments through instrumentalities of relevant laws determine what should be paid by individuals or organizations.
• Tax base defines categories of tax due.
• Examples of tax base are size and location for Property tax, Income earned for PIT, Stamp Duties for instruments executed, etc.).
• One of the fundamental right of a taxpayer is right to objection. Taxpayer is free to write objection letter, addressed to the Executive Chairman of KW-IRS within 30 days of being served a Notice of Assessment.
• KW-IRS operates an open-door policy and welcomes constructive ideas that will improve revenue administration and activities and enhanced IGR for the State.
• Taxpayers can walk into any KW-IRS office for assistance on all tax-related matters and transact directly with the official revenue officers at the various KW-IRS offices and payment points situated across the State.
• You can make payment and transact any tax related activity through our
Self Service Portal via selfservice.kwirs.com.
• It is required of taxpayers to ensure all payments made are receipted accordingly.
• You can identify staff of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) by demanding to see their staff identity cards before engaging in any transaction or payment.
• Taxpayers can call 07006959477 for proper guide and confirmation if in doubt of any information given or revenue officer at any payment points situated across the State, to avoid being exploited in any form.
• You can access information about IGR collected for the State and information about the activities of KW-IRS on all its social media platforms.
• All correspondences 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.
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS