Gov. Ugwuanyi Grants Tax Relief as Palliative for Marketers in Enugu State
In furtherance of his administration’s efforts in cushioning the impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic on residents of Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has granted tax comfortand incentives to taxpayers in the state.
The governor’s selection was once contained in a declaration through the Chairman of the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service, Prince Emeka Odo.
Odo stated that “The Enugu State Government has considering the fact that the inception of the currentadministration, in May 2015, waived the fee of Personal Income Tax as properly as Market Tax, for all merchants in the fundamental markets of the state”.
The Chairman added that the waivers “which are phase of the administration’s pro-poor policies” are still in pressure and will be sustained until the stop of the tenure.
Other COVID-19 tax relief and incentives authorizedthrough Gov. Ugwuanyi, in accordance to Odo, are as follows: “The closing date for the submission of Form A for personnel and Annual Returns in accordance with Section 41 (3) and 81 (1-3) of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) 2011 as amended for companies and institutions operating in Enugu State has been prolonged to thirtieth July, 2020.
“A waiver of penalty and activity charged for late remittance of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) deductions is hereby granted from January to December 2020 for all sectors. A 50% bargain on all assessed Capital Gains Tax (CGT) from now until December 2020. A 50% bargain on all Personal Income Tax Assessment issued to proprietors of faculties and motels for Year 2020.
“A 50% discount on all assessed Land Use Charge feefor Year 2020. This cut price will expire on 31st of December 2020. A waiver of penalty and activity on Land Use Charge for Years 2018 and 2019 oncecharge is made earlier than December 2020”.
The Chairman noted that “all our esteemed taxpayers are stimulated to attain their Enugu State Social Benefit Number (ESBN) as it stays the specialidentification prerequisite for acquiring digital Tax Clearance Certificate (e-TCC)”, stressing that “ESBN is free”.
He pointed out that “our liaison places of work at Abuja and Lagos are open on a daily basis exceptweekends and public vacation trips for simpleraccess to taxpayers” and went similarly to ask all taxpayers to “make their payments into any Commercial Bank with ENSG IGR Paydirect Platform”, warning: “You should not pay by means of cash to anyone”.