By Funmi Ojo
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has harmonized into a single bill the multiple taxes and levies collected by different government ministries, departments, agencies across all business sectors, formal and informal.
The Governor’s new initiative was informed by the need to put an end to the incessant challenges of multiple taxation being faced by taxpayers in the Osun state.
The Harmonized Bill comprises all levies, which all business owners are expected to pay on an annual basis as a single bill for easy and convenient payments that could be in equal or unequal tranches.
A statement by the Governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, explained that the tax harmonised bill certificate will be issued automatically after completion of the payment.
The statement listed the Official Online Payment Channels in the State to include https://pay.irs.os.gov.ng, POS Machines in Tax Stations across the state, banks in and outside Osun, ATM Machine across the country and using of any Money Transfer Service for those outside the country by using the Pay with Transfer feature online on http://pay.irs.os.gov.ng.
The state government has further deployed some Automation Systems for improved government services delivery which include the Government Assets and Utility Management System for renting and leasing of government properties and assets, C of O in 45 days programme, Electronic Affidavit system, Electronic State of Origin and Local Government Area of Origin portal, Mobile Tax stations, Seamless online payment systems for taxes among others.
The release urges members of the public to always ensure collection of evidence of payment which is in form of Government Automated Revenue Receipt (A.R.R) for all payments made and to visit any OIRS Tax Offices nearest to them for any complaint or enquiry.