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ENFORCEMENT AND TAX PAYERS RIGHT ON “MY TAX AND I”

This episode of the Tax Advocacy Program of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), “My Tax and I”, discussed ENFORCEMENT AND TAXPAYERS RIGHT, with the Head, Enforcement Department, KW-IRS, Lukman Mustapha and his team mates Oluwatosin Aremu and Ayodeji Olaifa.

Did you know?

 Enforcement is the process in which taxpayers is compelled to comply with relevant tax laws in terms of making required payments as and when due.

 Enforcement is necessary to compel recalcitrant taxpayers, act as deterrent to others, and stimulate voluntary compliance to relevant tax laws.

 Enforcement action is premised on the particular revenue item and the provision of the law.

 KW-IRS explores Warrant of Distrain, Civil action, Prosecution as enforcement actions.

 Enforcement is dependent on the revenue/tax involved and the provision of the law.

 Taxpayers have rights under the law.

 Taxpayers can enjoy reliefs as deemed practicable by tax authority. For instance during pandemic or disaster.

 Taxpayers are under obligation to file an annual tax returns within the stipulated time frame which will inform the basis of an assessment.

 Taxpayers have right to demand an assessment from the Tax authority.

 Taxpayers have right to object to a Notice of Assessment given within the stipulated time frame or request for justification for the basis of an assessment.

 Taxpayers have right to fair hearing and tax education.

 In KW-IRS, the procedure for carrying out enforcement include:
– Review of the taxpayer’s file
– Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution
– Service of Final Demand/Notice of Intention to prosecute on the taxpayers
– Seeking Legal redress in Court (Warrant of distrain).
– Execution of warrant of distrain in conjunction with Law enforcement agencies

 KW-IRS is authorized by law to carry out enforcement through Warrant of distrain and Civil actions for debt recovery.

 Any person who fails to obey an order of the Court will be held in contempt and such person may be committed to imprisonment until he or she is able to purge him/herself of such contempt.

 KW-IRS explores Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) enforcement to encourage voluntary tax compliance. This ADR enforcement approach requires persuasion, mediation, clarification if any etc.

 The inclusion of an ADR approach informs a participatory decision process in enforcement process.

 In Kwara State, the court that have jurisdiction to hear tax matters are Kwara State Revenue Court established in pursuant to the Kwara State Revenue Law and Tax Appeal Tribunal

 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.

 For ease of Revenue administration, among other benefits, the Harmonized collection of KW-IRS was introduced as an approach to effective collection by and for the State.

 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.

 KW-IRS COMMUNCATION CHANNELS include:
– Website:  www.kw-irs.com
– Customer Care line: 07006959477
– Email: helpdesk@kw-irs.com
– Facebook: KwaraIRS
– Twitter: @KwaraIRS
– Instagram: @kwirs

 Taxpayers can visit KW-IRS Corporate Head Office on 27, Ahmadu Bello way, GRA, Ilorin or any of its offices within Ilorin metropolis and across all Local Government Areas of the State.

Signed
Corporate Affairs, KW-IRS
06/10/2021

KW-IRS WINS 2021 INDEPENDENCE CUP IN SOCCER & TABLE TENNIS

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) Football Team on Friday 1st, October 2021 emerged back-to-back winner of the 2021 Independence Cup, conceptualized by Phreestyle Sports Limited in collaboration with the Kwara State Sports Commission to celebrate Nigeria 61st Independence anniversary.

The revenue collectors displayed unpaired skills and mastery of the game from the preliminary stages of the competition with two convincing wins and a draw against the rugged SWAN, Kwara INEC, and Kwara PRO teams respectively to earn a spot at the final stage.

The KW-IRS Team squared up against the Kwara PRO team at the final for the second time in the competition having played a tough 2-2 draw in the earlier rounds to clinched the prestigious trophy for the second time.

The match witnessed a slow start for the revenue collectors as their opponent dominated the encounter, netted twice in the first half with the hope of sealing off the final.

However,the KW-IRS football Team came back into the game in the second half with more zeal to win the championship cup and fired in four goals to edge out its opponent and claimed the trophy in grand style.

Similarly, Shade Olanipekun, and Nurudeen Opeyemi, members of the KW-IRS table tennis team emerged winners in the newly introduced table tennis game of this year’s edition of the Independence Cup.

The Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi, who was ably represented by the Director, Legal & Compliance, KW-IRS, Shehu Mogaji Abdullahi,Esq, congratulated the KW-IRS team for the victory, and show of class and spirit of sportsmanship throughout the stages of the competition.

Omoniyi,through her representative, noted that the victory is remarkable and a double celebration for the Service,coming same day she marks her 2nd year in office as Executive Chairman, KW-IRS,adding that KW-IRS has again, shown competence,character and statement, even in the sports circle in Kwara State having exhibited excellence and grit by grasping the Independence trophy twice in a row and another ribbon from the newly introduced table tennis game.

The organizer of the championship, Freestyle Sports Limited, Shogo Shodunke and Kwara Sports Commission were appreciated for the initiative, describing the competition as a great way to celebrate the Independence anniversary of Nigeria.

Highlights of the championship finals held at the Kwara State Indoor Sports Hall, Ilorin include the presentation of trophies and prizes to winners, entertainment, and group photographs.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
02/10/2021

CELEBRATING AN ICON OF INESTIMABLE VALUE!

Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary as the Executive Chairman of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS).

We wish you greater achievements and pray that God will continue to grant you wisdom and perfect health to steer the affairs of KW-IRS to more enviable positions.

Congratulations to you EC!!!

KW-IRS AND RUDIMENTS OF ANNUAL TAX RETURNS, TAX AUDIT ON “MY TAX AND I”

The Head of Tax Audit of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service, Kabiru Rufai and his team Funmilayo Akin-Jacobs and Yetunde Elegboja dwelt on the fundamentals of Annual Tax Returns and Tax Audit on the Service radio advocacy program “My Tax and I”.

Did You Know?
Annual Tax Returns are documents submitted by employers of Labour containing the income of the employees, taxes deducted and remitted for the preceding year, which must be filed on or before 31st January of every year.

All employers of Labour are eligible to file Annual Tax Returns.

The law backing filing of Annual Tax Returns is Section 81, Personal Income Tax Act Cap P8 LFN 2011.

The procedure for filing of Annual Tax returns are
i. Visit the official website of KW-IRS www.kw-irs.com/annualreturns to download, fill and upload the completed Annual Returns forms.

ii. Send the completed hard copies of all uploaded forms to KW-IRS Corporate Head Office on 27, Ahmadu Bello way GRA, Ilorin on or before 31st January of every year.

The documents required to file an Annual Tax returns include:
i. PAYE Annual Returns showing the income of the employees, taxes deducted and remitted in the preceding year.
ii. Nominal Roll of the organization.
iii. WHT Annual Returns.
iv. Remittance Summary showing the monthly remittances and reference number on the receipt.
v. Photocopies of Automated Revenue receipts on PAYE, WHT and Development Levies.
vi. Expatriate quota (if applicable).
vii. Immigration returns of expatriates (if applicable)

The penalty for failure to file Annual Tax Returns is N500, 000.00 in the case of a corporate body, and N50, 000.00 in the case of an individual.

The website to visit for e-filing of annual returns is www.kw-irs.com/annualreturns.

Tax Audit is the independent examination of the periodic return (documents) submitted by a taxpayer to Internal Revenue Service (IRS), with a view to ascertain the level of its compliance to relevant tax laws and regulations.

The aim of Tax Audit is to maximize revenue by ensuring that tax payers pay the correct tax as and when due and as the laws stipulate.

To curb the problem of tax avoidance, Tax Audit and Investigation are required.

A company or individual would be tax audited if the Revenue Service is of the opinion that the level of compliance with the PAYE and other statutory deductions are in doubt and to ensure arithmetical accuracy of all figures in the account.

Tax audit is to ensure every taxable person and company are brought to tax net as well and for ease of information gathering.
Tax Authorities record huge revenue increase from Tax Audit exercises, and continues with the exercise in order to block revenue leakages, and as a means to shore up IGR for the State.

All revenue payments are to be made into the Kwara State Government IGR Accounts through the online payment platforms provided by the State- REMITA, QUICKTELLER, PAYARENA and others to be communicated in due course.

KW-IRS COMMUNCATION CHANNELS are:
i. Website:  www.kw-irs.com
ii. Customer Care line: 07006959477
iii. Email: helpdesk@kw-irs.com
iv. Facebook: @KwaraIRS
v. Twitter: @KwaraIRS
vi. Instagram: @kwirs

For any enquiry or tax related issues you can visit the Corporate Head Office of KW-IRS on 27, Ahmadu Bello way, GRA, Ilorin or any of their offices within Ilorin metropolis and in all Local Government Areas across Kwara State.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
23/09/2021

COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF KW-IRS, STRIKES OUT ENTIRE CLAIMS OF N567.7MILLION BY MAZARS CONSULTING

The Court of Appeal, Ilorin division, on the 10th of September, 2021 has struck out a case instituted against Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) by Mr. Adeyemi Sanni Sheriff, Mrs. Adedoyin Sanni, and Mr. Bamidele Ogunlowo, trading under the name and style of “Mazars Consulting” in respect of the recovery of a total sum of N569,765,358.43 (Five Hundred and Sixty Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty Eight Naira, Forty Three Kobo) for an alleged commission on a purported service rendered to the KW-IRS as a Tax Audit Monitoring Agent (TAMA).

Convinced by the merit of the case, the Plaintiffs (Mazars Consulting) through her counsel, A. K. Ajibade & Associates instituted the action under the Undefended List procedure.

The Defendant (KW-IRS) promptly joined issues with the Plaintiffs by filing reasonable grounds for defense, all to the fact that the Plaintiffs have not rendered any service that could warrant the payment of such humongous claims being sought against the Defendant.

The Plaintiffs got judgment in their favour against KW-IRS on the 5th November, 2020 at the Kwara State High Court in a ruling delivered by Justice E. B. Mohammed.

Dissastified by the judgment of the Kwara State High Court, the Service filed in an appeal against the judgment of the court before the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division and at the same time, filed and moved a motion for the stay of execution of the said judgment pending the determination of the appeal.

Deciding on the appeal, the Court of Appeal formulated two issues vis-a-vis disclosure or non-joinder of the proper parties before the Court and the propriety or otherwise of not moving the entire claims of the Plaintiffs from the Undefended List Procedure to the General Cause List by the trial Court.

In the end, the appellate Court in an unanonimous decision struck out the entire claims of the Plaintiffs on the 10th day of September, 2021, as read by the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin division, U.I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu, having resolved the entire issues in favour of the KW-IRS.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
22/09/2021

PARASTATALS AND STAMP DUTY OPERATIONS IN KWARA EXPLAIN ON “MY TAX AND I”

The search light of the Tax Advocacy program of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), “My Tax and I” beams on the collections and operations of Parastatals, Institutions and Stamp duty on this episode, with Adewumi Adeleye, Hakeem Abiola, Ayodeji Koledade and Yusuf Aloba, taking turns to speak to these topics.

Did You Know?

“Other Revenue” operations of Kwara, see to effective mechanisms for collections and prompt remittance of Stamp Duties on related instruments from Individuals, Group of Individuals, Partnership, Business Ventures and Enterprise as due to the State government and appropriate capturing and reporting of revenues of Institutions of learning in the State.

Stamp Duty is a tax levied on documents known as Instruments paid to the Federal and State government as provided for by Stamp Duties Act.

Processes involved in Stamp Duty collection are:
i. Presentation of document to be stamped.
ii. Estimation and computation of stamp duty to be paid on the document.
iii. Payment is made based on assessed charges.
iv. Issuance of receipt to acknowledge payment.
v. Stamping and sealing of document.
vi. Signing of document by approved signatory.
vii. Appropriate filing of a copy of the document.

Stamp Duty is also a prerequisite for the processing of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O).

All property owners are eligible to pay Stamp Duty on their documents as it shows ownership or title of property and validates genuineness of instruments of a person.

Examples of documents on which Stamp Duty is paid on include:
i. Contract Agreement
ii. Land Agreement
iii. Sublease Agreement
iv. Leasehold Agreement Or Rent Agreement
v. Deed of Gift
vi. Deed of Release
vii. Appointment of trustee or of attorney

Before a document could be stamped, it must be duly prepared by a lawyer who must attach his/her Nigerian Bar Association seal and stamp.

Stamp Duty is charged at either:
i. Ad valorem rate of 2% for the original copy and N100 per extra copy or
ii. Fixed rate of N1,000 per copy

Section 4 (1) and (2) of the Stamp Duties Act empowers the Federal and State Government to impose, charge and collect Stamp Duties.

Section 5 of the Stamp Duties Act provides that Stamp Duties paid may be evidenced on the document in various forms which include adhesive stamp, postage stamp, or embossed stamp by means of a dye.

KW-IRS uses stamp, seal, and authorized signature to show evidence of payment of Stamp Duty.

As a revenue generating organization, other revenue adds to the achievement of the over set budget, as all Stamp Duties collectibles due to the State are collected, paid and remitted as promptly as possible which in turn increase the State’s IGR.

Parastatals are units of government saddled with the responsibility of providing specific services to the citizens of the State. They are the business or enterprise arm of government.

Parastatals are subsets of the various ministries and they exist both at the Federal and State levels.

Examples of Parastatals in Kwara State include:
i. Kwara State Water Corporation
ii. Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency
iii. Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Kwara)
iv. Kwara State Printing and Publication
v. Kwara State Television Authority
vi. Kwara State Hospitals Management Bureau among several others

There are Fifty Four Hospitals under the control of Kwara State Hospitals Management Bureau.

There are 13 General Hospitals, 33 Cottage Hospitals, 4 Specialist Hospitals, 3 Special Hospitals and 1 Comprehensive Centre. (9) Nine in Kwara Central, (16) Sixteen in Kwara North and (29) Twenty Nine hospitals in Kwara South.

By the law establishing the KW-IRS, it is saddled with the responsibility of generating, collecting and reporting revenue from the various services being rendered by the Parastatals.

All revenues accruing to the State Government must be paid through the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service according to Kwara State Revenue Administration Law.

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.

KW-IRS COMMUNCATION CHANNELS are:
Website:  www.kw-irs.com
Customer Care line: 07006959477
Email: helpdesk@kw-irs.com
Facebook: KwaraIRS
Twitter: @KwaraIRS
Instagram: @kwirs

You can visit us at our Corporate Head Office on 27, Ahmadu Bello way, GRA, Ilorin OR any of our offices within Ilorin and across all Local Government Areas of the State.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
20/09/2021



GROWING KWARA IGR: KW-IRS SEEKS INSTITUTIONS COMPLIANCE WITH TSA POLICY

The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), Shade Omoniyi hosted the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Barrister Ibrahim Suleiman, and representatives of all government-owned tertiary institutions in the State recently, to discuss policy directions to improve the implementation of Treasury Single Account (TSA) for all State-Owned Institutions for an improved revenue generation.

In her opening remarks, Shade Omoniyi, while welcoming the team explained that the purpose of the meeting was to ensure transparency and accountability of the activities in all Tertiary Institutions in the State.

The Executive Chairman, KW-IRS said the initiative started in the previous administration, but with little compliance; this necessitated the Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led administration to revalidate the use of TSA through an executive order. “The TSA platform will enable KW-IRS to understand peculiarities of each institution in the State and how to incorporate all schools into the platform to bring about unified and seamless process”, Omoniyi said.

In their separate remarks at the meeting, the Director, Accounts and Finance, Omolara Ojulari and Director, Admin & Operations, KW-IRS, Olatunji Balogun corroborated the Executive Chairman’s assertions that the new Treasury Single Account automated system will provide opportunities for effective collections and eliminate any form of manipulation. The two directors further emphasized that, use of Treasury Single Account in the State will not only improve revenue generation but will also enable the Service to know what an institution brings into the coffers of the government in terms of revenue which in turn form strong basis to juxtapose budgets and expenditures of each institution at the long run.

The Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Barrister Ibrahim Suleiman in his response, reiterated that all tertiary institutions in the State needs to embrace the new modus operandi as it concerns TSA as a policy direction geared towards accountability. He further explained that official letters have since been sent out to institutions to intimate them on the need to allow KW-IRS to have full access to their respective revenue base, but unfortunately no institution gave a positive response. “I want to believe by this meeting, compliance will commence without delay, I also want to plead that representatives of schools bring forward their wealth of experience and concerns to ensure success is achieved on this”, said Suleiman.

Representatives from State’s institutions present at the meeting expressed readiness to comply with the government directives, adding that it is a welcome initiative and will improve the integrity of all parties concerned. They however registered fears as associated with the TSA, such as cyber insecurities, with the influx of private institutions among others, with an appeal to the State government to provide adequate security to foil any form of attack on the TSA platform.

The meeting also suggested that continuous media engagement, awareness, and sensitization through both social and traditional media be adopted by State-owned institutions to attract more students to the institution which in turn brings an enhanced revenue generation for the State.

The representatives during the meeting noted that, “as employees of the government, our loyalty remains with the government of the day, but we seek continuous support of the government in areas of subvention to keep our schools running more smoothly, with peculiarities of each institution put into consideration in all decisions making, to guide against negative impacts on activities of schools”.

The meeting, which was held on the 13th of September, 2021, had in attendance, the top management of KW-IRS, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Accountants and Bursars from the States’ Tertiary Institutions.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
15/09/2021

“MY TAX AND I” ON TIN, KRIN, AND REVENUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF KW-IRS

The Team Leads of Business Analysis, Communication and Change Management Units of KW-IRS, Taofiq Alabi and Comfort Kolade, alongside, Acting Head, IT Operations, Dare Akogun and TIN officer Abubakar Abdullateef discussed Revenue Management System of KW-IRS, Tax Identification Number (TIN) and Kwara Residential Identification Number (KRIN).
 Did You Know?
    Revenue Management System of KW-IRS is aimed at re-engineering the current business processes to improve taxpayers’ compliance, block revenue leakages, implement multiple payment channels, optimize internal business processes, develop a robust taxpayers’ database for ease of identification and consequently increase Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

    The Revenue Management System (RMS) of KW-IRS:
–    Reduces process cycle and process variation.
–    Refines process documentation.
–    Improves taxpayer compliance leading to an increase in revenue collection.
–    Enhances capabilities for continuous process performance.
–    Efficient service delivery and expand taxpayer database.
–    Improves optimization of available resources.
–    Improves access to good leading practices and benchmarks.
–    Increases voluntary compliance, provide easy access to self-service portal, ease of payment. It will also reduce physical interface between the staff of the Service and taxpayers.
–    Eliminates cash collections

    The URL to the Self-Service Portal of KW-IRS is www.kw-irs.com, following these steps:
–    Signup
–    Update your profile
–    Request for KRIN (If you do not have TIN)
–    Do transactions

    You can file your Annual Tax Return on the portal and make payment.
    You do not need a TIN to register on KW-IRS portal, however need a TIN or KRIN before you can raise an assessment or make payment on the portal.

    Tax Account on the Self-Service portal is where all Tax Liabilities and payment are recorded; it shows all Tax Payments and any Tax Outstanding.

    The platform automatically sync taxpayers’ data from JTB and CAC.

    With the new platform, taxpayer gets notification of KRIN registration, assessment and payment in their mail and text messages.

    TIN refers to Tax Identification Number or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and is a unique 10 (ten) digit numbers used to identify an individual, business, or other entity in tax returns.

    Any individual or entity who has any source of income can apply for TIN

    TIN can be obtained in two ways:
–    Option 1: Applicant could visit KW-IRS office at No. 27, Ahmadu Bello way Ilorin or any of our offices situated in all Local Government Areas of the State.

–    Option 2: For Corporate, applicants could use the portal tin.jtb.gov.ng, click on register for TIN.  TIN application gets approved if information supplied is accurate and then TIN number is released within minutes.

    To register for TIN registration, applicant needs CAC if it is a non-individual applicant. If it is an individual applicant, only a means of identification, Address, Phone number, Email address and BVN Validation evidence are required.

    The verification of BVN is required to bring the unique information of taxpayers unto the new platform.

    A lost TIN e-certificate could be retrieved by visiting and filling your details on the Portal tinverification.jtb.gov.ng either to download the certificate or request to send via email or visit the Tax Office.

    If anyone thinks he or she has a TIN, this could be confirmed from the verification portal tinverification.jtb.gov.ng, by supplying needed details. The portal brings out the TIN if the applicant has it or tells you if not.

    An Individual TIN is for personal use for Government to uniquely identify a potential tax payer while Corporate TIN is for companies/businesses such that the Government could identify such businesses uniquely.

    There are two Tax Authorities in the Federation: Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and State Internal Revenue Service (SIRS) responsible for the registration and issuance of TIN.

    KRIN is refer to as Kwara Resident Identification Number and can be used for Tax Clearance or Tax Payment in Kwara State.

    The new JTB TIN Registration System is integrated with data sources from agencies such as CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission), NIBSS (Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System), and NIMS (National Identity Management Commission) to identify and register taxpayers automatically if already captured by these agencies.

    JTB TIN helps serve all tax authorities as a robust database with consolidated data of all viable taxpayers in Nigeria.

    Benefits of JTB TIN Registration System include:
–    Adoption of central reliable registration system;
–    Reduces cost for tax authorities and also promotes efficiency;
–    Creates room for merging of two or more companies with a single TIN.
–    Has a single registration process and a taxpayer’s unique identity number that is linked with the taxpayer’s BVN; this prevents multiple taxation on taxpayers.
–    Has unique feature of QR code that validates the authenticity of the TIN.
–    Ability to use the Individual ID Card, to make bank withdrawals and acquire information about tax system.
–    Has a mobile application and web interface where print out of the certificate could be done and TIN certificate could be received via email.
–    Possesses ability to search TIN number, using BVN or phone number with DOB (Date of Birth).

    Having TIN serves these purposes:
–    Required to apply for government loan
–    A must-have when one wishes to open a business account
–    A must-have if one needs an import, export or trade License
–    Needed for Tax Clearance, Waiver, Allowance, Incentive etc.

    Automation has eased revenue administration, allowing efficient reporting system, and ease identification of who made payment, eradicates and blocks revenue leakages.

    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.

    KW-IRS COMMUNCATION CHANNELS include:
–    Website: www.kw-irs.com
–    Customer Care line:07006959477
–    Email:  helpdesk@kw-irs.com
–    Facebook:        KwaraIRS
–    Twitter:            @KwaraIRS
–    Instagram:       @kwirs

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
10/09/2021

KW-IRS COMPLETES ISO 22301:2019 TRANSITION COURSE

As part of its continuous efforts to enact growth, profitability, cost savings and maintain its (2) Two International Standards – ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO/IEC 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) has commenced the Recertification of its ISO 9001:2015 and Transition from ISO 22301:2012 to 22301: 2019.

KW-IRS got certified into the (2) two International Standards ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 22301:2012 in the year 2018; the certificates renewable every three years.

The 2days BCMS transition course for ISO 22301:2019, approved by the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), aimed at implementation of evidence of severe compliance with International Standards, and facilitated by Omobola Oropo of Tenol Alpha Limited, ended today, Friday, 10th September, 2021.

KW-IRS partook in the training on the transition to a new BCMS 22301:2019, to update the old 22301:2012 certified into in 2018 and would complete all processes involved in recertification into ISO 9001:2015 (Quality management System) and transition into ISO 22301:2019 (Business Continuity Management System) in December, 2021.

The recertification exercise will produce 60 (Sixty) staff as BCMS and QMS Lead Implementers and Lead Auditors to develop, implement and maintain processes required and appropriate for enhancement of IGR for the State.

The ISO 9001:2015 seeks to achieve an impeccable Customer Satisfaction, while ISO 22301:2019 seeks to achieve Business Continuity, even in the most challenging and turbulent periods.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
10th September, 2021

MINISTRIES PARTNER KW-IRS ON CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN IN MARKETS

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Technology and Ministry of Information and Communication have collaborated with the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) to carry out campaign in different languages, (English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Fulfude, Nupe, Hausa, Batonum, and Bokobaru) across markets in the State.

The campaign, targeted at ensuring market users and traders maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness within and around the markets in particular and the State at large lasted 8days.

The first phase of the exercise, which cut across markets within Ilorin metropolis commenced on Tuesday 31st August and ended on 9th September 2021. The markets visited by the campaign team in their van and vehicle included Mandate, Oja Tuntun, Ipata, Oja-Oba, Sango-Akerebiata, Offa Garage, Gaa Akanbi markets.

Others are Tipper Garage and Oko Olowo markets.

The marketers in their responses appreciated the government for its sensitivity to keeping a healthy citizenry through the awareness campaign on cleanliness within the markets, with promise to continually ensure markets environment and the State are clean at all times.

Appeal was however made to concerned agencies of government and concerned individuals to do more in ensuring quicker removal and disposal of waste carriers placed at specific locations in the State and in placement of more waste bins and bags for the use of markets and enforcement of dirt free environment.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
10th September, 2021

KW-IRS TAX ADVOCACY EXPLAINS ROLES OF ITS AREA OFFICES IN REVENUE DRIVE OF KWARA STATE

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:

Asa
Kaiama
Baruten
Moro
Edu
Offa
Ekiti
Oke Ero
Ifelodun
Oyun
Irepodun
Patigi
Isin
 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.

 KW-IRS COMMUNCATION CHANNELS include:
– Website: www.kw-irs.com
– Customer Care line:07006959477
– Email:  helpdesk@kw-irs.com
– Facebook:        KwaraIRS
– Twitter:            @KwaraIRS
– Instagram:       @kwirs

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
07/09/2021

KWACO Visit KW-IRS, reassures improved revenue generation

The newly elected Executives of the Kwara State Artisans Congress (KWACO), paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), Shade Omoniyi, today Friday 3rd September 2021.

In his opening remarks,the newly elected president of the congress, Alhaji Jimoh Adeshina, said the essence of the visit was to formally present the new executives to the Executive Chairman of KW-IRS, pledge unwavering support of the association to the Service, identify ways of improving revenue generation, and also solicit assistance of the Service in the forthcoming inauguration ceremony of the congress, scheduled to hold later in the year.

Alhaji Adeshina while expressing appreciation to the Executive Chairman, Shade Omoniyi for her support to the immediate past executives, also sought similar gestures to the newly elected executives,especially towards a successful tenure in office.

“I appreciate your visit and commend the efforts and collaboration of the executives of the congress since inception of the Service” said the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi.

Shade Omoniyi pledged support of the Service to the new executives.

The meeting witnessed presentation of admission letters for the 2021/2022 Academic session of the International Vocational Technical & Entrepreneurship College, (IVTEC),Ajase Ipo, Kwara State to Alhaji Adeshina for Fifty (50) Artisan members, as part of the Service Community Impact Program, to further train Artisans in the State in modern entrepreneurship and vocational skills.

In his response, the Chairman, Board of Trustee, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Adisco, on behalf of the Artisan Congress thanked the Service for securing admission for its members, assuring a more productive partnership with the Service.

Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
03/09/2021

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Kwara Marketers visit KW-IRS

The Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi received in audience the representatives of the Kwara State Association of Marketers (KWAM),led by the Vice Iyaloja General, Alhaja Muibat Abdulraheem Olumo, who represented the Iyaloja General at the Revenue House on 2nd September, 2021.

The visit was to appreciate the Abdulrahaman Abdulrazak led administration through the Service for the various Community Impact Projects in  markets across the State and the State in general and to also solicit more supports of the government in critical identified areas such as good drainage system, motor able roads, solar light, modern toilets,drinkable water and umbrellas for the use of markets to aid revenue drive and improve voluntary tax compliance in markets across the State.

The markets association assured KW-IRS of its continuous collaboration in ensuring the acceptance of the ticketing model approach of revenue drive in all markets of the State and cooperation as required.

In her response, the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi commended the association for their cooperation and compliance to payment of Personal Income Tax, while soliciting more harmonious and mutually benefial relationship among all associations and the Service, so as to have in place that desired Kwara.

Omoniyi reiterated that KW-IRS runs on approved budget and monthly subvention, just as other MDAs in the State, but will not relent in supporting developmental projects in the State as much as the approved budget for community impact programs could accommodate.

She added that, several  requests are being received by the Service on daily basis from various quarters,but only limited resources are available as an agency of government.

The KW-IRS boss however informed the meeting that,the Service already has approval to carry out some of the requests from KWAM and would deliver on them within the remaining months of the year.

The visiting KWAM team had the Babaloja General and his Vice, Alhaji Abdullahi Saad and Alhaji Abdulkabir Abdulsalam respectively;Director, Income Tax, KW-IRS, Mohammed Usman, Head Informal, Maimunat Amasa, Unit Head, Market, Bolanle Awogun and other staff of KW-IRS.

Corporate Affairs, KW-IRS
03/09/2021

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PUBLIC NOTICE

This is to bring to the notice of the general public in Kwara State, the commencement of the implementation of the new rates for vehicle number plates and driving license, as resolved at the 147th meeting of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), held in Kaduna on the 25th of March, 2021.

Please find below rates of Vehicle and Motorcycle Renewal as obtainable in Kwara State:

PRIVATE VEHICLE

Engine Capacity Rate
1.6-2.0 ₦7,525.00
2.1-3.0 ₦8,525.00
Above 3.0 ₦9,150.00

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

Engine Capacity Rate
1.6-2.0 ₦8,575.00
2.1-3.0 ₦9,450.00
Above 3.0 ₦10,075.00
Tipper ₦20,140.00
Truck ₦22,700.00
Private Motorcycle ₦2,575.00
Commercial Motorcycle ₦3,800.00
Commercial Tricycle ₦4,200.00
Dealership ₦12,700.00

“MY TAX AND I” DISCUSSES ROAD TAXES OPERATIONS AND COLLECTION IN KWARA STATE

The Ag. Head, Road Taxes and Unit Head, Central Motor Registry (CMR) of KW-IRS, Afolabi Oladepo and Abayomi Balogun respectively discussed Road Taxes operations in respect to Kwara State on KW-IRS tax advocacy programme “My Tax and I”.

Did You Know?
 Road Taxes are taxes levied on an individual or business for the use of a vehicle on roads located within the City, State or Municipality.

 Road Taxes are also called Vehicle Excise Duty.

 The Motor Licensing Authority (MLA), of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) is responsible for collection Road Taxes.

 To register a new vehicle, the vehicle owner visits any of the MLA offices across Kwara State with the following documents:
i. Receipt of purchase or delivery note
ii. Custom papers where applicable with evidence of payment
iii. Means of identification of the owner of the new vehicle
iv. One passport photograph
v. Evidence of PIT/PAYE

 Vehicle registration in Kwara State is in three categories and the rates vary, depending on engine capacity:
i. Motorcycles/Tricycles  (In the range of N8,550.00 & N10,050.00)
ii. Cars and Buses  (In the range of N31,500.00 & N33,500.00)
iii. Trucks  (N49,350.00)

 KW-IRS issues only Kwara State Number Plates. A taxpayer cannot obtain another State’s number plate in Kwara State.

 A taxpayer can renew any other State’s number plate at KW-IRS.

 It is possible to use your existing number plate on another vehicle. This is referred to as DIRECT LEVY. Taxpayers are to come with existing vehicle particulars on the previous vehicle and the receipt of purchase/delivery note, custom papers of the new vehicle, document of identification, and passport photograph of the vehicle owners to the Motor Licensing Office.

 KWAVIS is an acronym for KWARA VEHICLE INSPECTION SERVICE. It is a project designed to ensure that all vehicles plying our roads are road worthy. It involves physical and mechanical inspection of the vehicles. The facility inspects vehicles before certificate of road worthiness is issued to the vehicle owners and it is located beside Olak petrol station, Ilorin.

 With the introduction of KWAVIS, you can collect roadworthiness certificate alongside other car documents at KW-IRS in partnership with VIO.

 Driver’s License is a legal document issued by Motor Licensing Authority (MLA) in partnership with Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) to a person to drive motor vehicle on a public road.

 To obtain Driver’s License the following are needed:
i. Completion of an online application form
ii. Driving School Certificate from FRSC accredited driving school
iii. VIO Hand Book
iv. Learner’s Permit

 FRSC offices where details to obtain Driver’s License are taken for capturing in Kwara State are:
i. MLA, University of Ilorin Mini Campus
ii. MLA, Area 1 at the Corporate Office, 27 Ahmadu Bello Way, Ilorin
iii. MLA, Omu Aran, Irepodun LGA.
iv. MLA, Offa, Offa LGA.
v. MLA, Share, Ifelodun LGA.
vi. MLA, Erin Ile, Oyun LGA.

 Driver’s License is classified into 2 categories based on the validity period:
i. N6, 350.00 for Three years
ii. N10, 450.00 for Five years.
THE COST OF OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS TO OBTAIN DRIVER”S LICENSE ARE:
i. VIO Testing Fee N1, 000.00
ii. Driver’s manual / Highway Code N500.00
iii. Learners permit & L Plate N2, 200.00

 Driving School Certificate is at the discretion of the driving school. It is usually issued after completion of training.

 The Rider’s License is classified into two categories based on the validity period.
i. N3, 350.00 for Three years
ii. N5, 450.00 for Five years
THE COST OF OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS TO OBTAIN RIDER’S LICENSE ARE:
i. Training school fees VIO N300.00
ii. VIO Testing Fee N500.00
iii. Driver’s manual / Highway code N500.00

 To ensure genuineness of the number plates, there is NO collaboration with third parties for issuance.

 Hackney permit is a document issued by Motor Licensing Authority which allows vehicles of certain category i.e. commercial to carry goods within or outside the State.

 Amount of Hackney permit is based on category:
i. Commercial Motor vehicle – N1, 300.00
ii. Tricycle -N1, 000.00
iii. Motorcycle -N600.00
iv. Pickup & Bus -N2, 240.00
v. Truck -N3, 800

 Radio License falls under Taxes and Levies (Approved List for Collection) ACT, CAP. T2, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. It is collected by the Motor Licensing Authority and remitted to the Local Government.

 The following are the requirements for the dealership registration in Kwara State:
i. Application letter with a referral letter from either the Chairman, Motor Dealers’ Association or any other relevant body or person.
ii. CAC Certificate of Registration
iii. Valid document of identification
iv. Evidence of tax payment
v. N100,200.00 for registration
vi. Passport photograph

 The activities of Motor Licensing Authority (MLA) offices include Registration and Renewal of new vehicles or motorcycles or tricycle, and Issuance of Drivers’ Licenses

 MLA offices in KW-IRS in the State are located at:
i. MLA University of Ilorin, Mini Campus
ii. MLA VIO Offices
iii. MLA KWARTMA Offices
iv. MLA Pake, Ilorin
v. MLA Fate,Ilorin
vi. MLA Phase 3, Irewolede, Ilorin
vii. MLA Adewole, Ilorin
viii. MLA Area 1 at the Corporate Headquarters of the Service, Ilorin
ix. MLA Offa,Offa LGA.
x. MLA Omu Aran, Irepodun LGA.
xi. MLA Share, Ifelodun LGA.
xii. MLA Bode Saadu, Moro LGA.
xiii. MLA Lafiagi, Edu LGA.
xiv. MLA Ilesha Baruba, Baruten LGA.
xv. MLA Erin Ile, Oyun LGA.

 Tax Identification Number (TIN) is required for new registration of Motor Vehicle and Renewal and all tax transactions.
 Taxpayers are enjoined to transact directly with the official revenue officers at the various KW-IRS offices and payment points situated across the State and ensure all payments are receipted for accordingly.

 All revenue payments are to be made into the Kwara State Government IGR Accounts through the online payment platforms provided by the State- 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.

 For ease of Revenue administration, among other benefits, the harmonized bill/collections was introduced as an approach to effective collection by and for the State. This tool is being used in collection of revenue meant strictly for the State and few collectible items of Local Government as agreed with the LGAs for efficiency. These collectibles on behalf of LGAs are reported and remitted accordingly at the end of each month. Such collections include Tenement rate, Radio License, Citizenship etc.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
28/08/2021

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KWARA RECEIVES NELMCO TEAM

The Director, Finance and Accounts, Nigerian Electricity Liability Management Company(NELMCO), Alhaji Salihu Mohammed, led an 8-man team on a 5-day working visit to Kwara.

NELMCO visit to the State was to verify locations where all assets of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) as documented for the State were situated,towards reconciling liabilities and settling accruable revenue due to the State from the Federal Government.

On the visiting team were the General Manager NELMCO, Agatha Edokpayi, Senior Manager Umoru Etila,other Management and staff of NELMCO.

The team was received by the Executive Chairman,Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) Shade Omoniyi and Ag.Executive Chairman, Kwara State Geographic Information Service, Tade Shittu, with management and staff of both agencies.
The Director General, Bureau of Lands, Surveyor General of the State, Ministries of Energy, Works and other relevant stakeholders in the State also formed part of the exercise.

The verification exercise conducted across the State,commenced on Monday 23rd through Friday 27th August 2021.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
28/08/2021

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“MY TAX AND I” EXPLAINS CONCEPT OF TAXATION, TAX LAWS, POLICIES

The Tax Advocacy series of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), for the week under speaks to “Concept of Taxation, Tax Laws and Policies” by Head, Monitoring & Evaluation Department, Bolakale Imam, Head, Accounts Department, Babatunde Salawu, and Team Lead, Business Analysis Unit, Taofiq Alabi.

Did You Know?

 Tax is a compulsory levy imposed on individuals of a society by the government to fund government expenditures and spending in an economy.

 There are various forms of taxes and these include Value Added Tax, Capital Gain Tax, Pay-As- You- Earn (PAYE), Personal Income Tax (PIT), Property Tax and Withholding Tax etc.

 Taxes can be direct or indirect.

 Direct taxes are levied on income or profit, e.g. Personal Income Tax, Company Income Tax, etc., while Indirect taxes are levied on goods and services. Indirect taxes are those taxes that can be shifted from one individual to another (E.g. VAT, Sales tax, excise duty, etc.).

 Canons of taxation are principles upon which a good tax system is built and they include:
– Principle of Equity:  Tax to be paid must be based on one’s ability e.g. PAYE of salary of senior officers is higher than junior ones; that is high income earner pays higher amount than low income earners.

– Principle of Certainty: The exact amount, date and medium for payment must be known and cleared to the taxpayers.

– Principle of Convenience: Payment of tax should match the convenience of taxpayer e.g. PAYE is deducted when salary is paid, VAT is deducted when purchase is made, farmers are taxed during bumper harvest, etc.

– Principle of Economy: Tax administration should align with the tenet of CBA (Cost Benefit Analysis) i.e. the cost of collection of tax must be very low to the amount to be realized.

– Principle of Simplicity: Tax system must be well understood with ease by the taxpayers in order for him/her to compute his/her liability in order to create a friendly-tax environment.

 Payment of taxes is civic responsibility.

 Taxes helps the economy and in the developmental projects of the government.

 Tax Evasion is a deliberate attempt to illicitly refuse to pay tax or concealment of true and fair value of one’s income/profit.

 Tax Evasion is a crime.

 Tax Avoidance is taking advantage of loopholes in the tax laws to reduce tax liabilities, while Tax Evasion is an illegal act of illicit refusal to pay tax or concealment of true and fair value of one’s income/profit.

 Benefits in Kind (BIK) are part of remuneration given to employee by the employer in kind rather than in monetary form e.g. living accommodation for domestic servant, company cars and other assets.

 BIK is liable to tax; through:

– Living accommodation: where an employer provides an accommodation for an employee, such employee or his/her spouse is treated as being in receipt of additional emolument equivalent to annual value of such building less any rent paid by such employee. However, where such building is occupied for less than a year or part of it is occupied, the annual value would be apportioned appropriately.

– Cars and other assets: where an employer provides an asset owned by them (e.g. car) to employee, the employer is deemed to have incurred an annual expense equal to 5% of the cost of the asset, if the cost cannot be ascertained, 5% of the market value would be considered as at the date of acquisition.

– In case of rented asset or hired one, the employer is deemed to have incurred an expense on employee equal to the annual amount of rent and it is taxable in the hand of the employee. E.g. Generator.

– Other Taxable Benefits: Aside from accommodation and other assets (such as car, generator, etc.) the employer is deemed to have incurred annual expenses equal to annual expended in providing such facility e.g. electricity bill, water bill, domestic servant, driver, any other benefit provided for spouse of employee.

 Items exempted from Benefits in Kind (BIK) include Meal Provision; Uniform, Overall or Protective Clothing; Redeployment of employee’s allowance i.e.  Relocation (Disturbance allowance).

 Withholding Tax (WHT) is the tax deducted at source whereby the authorized person making payment serves as an agent of collection and in turn remit the amount deducted to the Relevant Tax Authority (RTA).

 All directed employers, MDAs and Organized Private Sectors (OPS) are mandated to deduct WHT from: Interest, Royalty, Rent, Dividend and payment in receipts of buildings, construction and related activities. It includes all types of contracts and agency arrangement. It also covers Commission, Consultancy, Management and Technical Service and Directors’ Fees. However sales in the ordinary course of business is exempted.

 WHT is not a separate tax but an advance payment of Income Tax, which is set off from the taxpayer’s liability upon presentation of credit note.

 Double Taxation is a tax principle referring to income tax paid twice on the same source of income, while Multiple Taxation occurs when tax is paid on different sources of income by the same taxpayer. For example Personal Income Tax, Property Tax and WHT from contract are different sources that could be paid by same taxpayer.

 Capital allowance is the allowance granted in lieu of depreciation to a taxpayer who is a bonafide owner of an asset on which he has incurred qualifying capital expenditure for the purposes of his business. Such asset must be in use at the end of the basis period for a year of assessment before the allowance is granted.

 Types of capital allowance include:
– Initial Allowance: It is granted once in the life span of an asset having satisfied the prescribed condition of being a bonafide owner and used for purpose of business.

– Annual Allowance:  As the name implies it is granted on yearly basis upon satisfaction of prescribed condition. The computation is done using the straight line method.

– Balancing Allowance: when the tax written down value exceeds the sale proceed, balancing allowance is said to have arisen.

– Balancing charge: When the sale proceed is higher than tax written down value, balancing change is said to have occurred. It is treated as a trading income.

 Currently, there is drastic shift from oil revenue to non-oil revenues. This is as a result of the drop in global oil price in the international market; and as such, the Nigerian Tax System has facilitated economic growth and development.

 The Nigerian Tax System has not fully addressed the inequality of income distribution in the sense that the high income earners are not paying appropriate tax due on their income as compared to low income and salary earners.

 By Kwara State Revenue Administration Law of 2015 as amended, the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service is the sole agency of the government vested with the responsibility to collect all taxes, fees, rates and levies on behalf of the Kwara State Government.

 In enlightening, educating and ensuring taxpayers understand their rights and responsibilities, KW-IRS has been fulfilling this responsibility through its weekly radio tax advocacy programme (My Tax and I), jingles, dissemination of tax information through the website and social media platforms of the Service, through continuous engagement of relevant stakeholders, groups, association and involvement of traditional and religious leaders, as well as daily interaction of the staff with taxpayers.

 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.

 For ease of Revenue administration, among other benefits, the harmonized collection was introduced as an approach to effective collection by and for the 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 by the end of each month. Such collections include Tenement rate, Radio License, Citizenship etc.

 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.

 KW-IRS has physical offices in all the 16 Local Government Areas across Kwara State.

 KW-IRS COMMUNCATION CHANNELS include:
– Website: www.kw-irs.com
– Customer Care line:07006959477
– Email:  helpdesk@kw-irs.com
– Facebook:        KwaraIRS
– Twitter:            @KwaraIRS
– Instagram:       @kwirs

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
22/08/2021

KW-IRS COMMISERATES WITH OGA BELLO OVER LOSS OF MOTHER

The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), Shade Omoniyi in company of Head of Informal Sector Department, Maimunat Amasa and Ag. Head, Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS, Titilayomi Ogunwale visited the veteran Kwara born, thespian Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello) at his residence in Ilorin, Kwara State today Friday 20th August, 2021.

The visit was to condole with Alhaji Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello) and family who recently lost their beloved aged mother.

Shade Omoniyi prayed Allah to grant the soul of Late Hajia Aishat Salami Abdulkareem Aljannah Firdaous and comfort all family left behind, while appreciating the support and  collaboration of the veteran actor in the drive of revenue for the State.

Welcoming the KW-IRS Boss, Adebayo Salami expressed his appreciation to the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi and her team for the condolences, love and  prayers for the family, especially at this trying moment of loss.

He lauded the efforts of the KW-IRS Boss towards an improved revenue administration for the development of Kwara State since her assumption of office.

Oga Bello also expressed his appreciation to the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for his condolences and visit and commended the various developmental initiatives of the Governor towards the advancement of Kwara State despite limited resources.

Signed
Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
20/08/2021

KWACO NEW EXECUTIVES VISIT KW-IRS

The newly elected executives of Kwara State Artisan Congress (KWACO), made a courtesy call on the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), today,18th August 2021.

The visit was geared towards enhancing the harmonious relationship between the association and the Service for an improved IGR for the State.

The Director, Income Tax, Mohammed Usman, on behalf of the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi, received and congratulated the new executives of the association.

He wished the  executives a successful tenure and called for more collaboration of members of the association in developing the State through their compliance to tax payment.

Head, Informal Sector, KW-IRS, Maimunat Amasa, during the visit, stated that the visit was for the new heads of Artisans in the State to familiarize selves with the management of KW-IRS.

In his speech, the newly elected president of KWACO, Alhaji Adeshina Jimoh appreciated the unwavering support of the Service to the body since inception and pledged continuous support to the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration by ensuring members pay their taxes as and when due.

The visit had in attendance, the Director, Income Tax, Mohammed Usman, Head, Informal Department,Maimunat Amasa, Head of Unit, Artisan, Aduke Robinson, Staff of Informal Sector Department, and all newly elected executive members of Artisan congress of the State.

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Corporate Affairs Department, KW-IRS
18/08/2021

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