FIRS Pledges Support for Kwara Revenue Service

By Tunde Akanbi, Illorin

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has pledged to collaborate with the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) to improve revenue generation in the state.


The pledge was made when the Executive Chairman of the KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi, in company of KW-IRS top management team, received members of the FIRS at the Corporate Head Office of the Service in Ilorin.


Speaking during the meeting, the Tax Controller, Adama Isa, who led the seven-man team to the KWIRS office, said continual collaboration between the two agencies would ensure that eligible taxpayers in the state weee adequately and appropriately captured into the tax net.


Strengthening the relationship

The FIRS official also said that the courtesy visit was aimed at strengthening the long-standing institutional relationship between FIRS and KW-IRS.


Adama, who applauded the data-sharing liaison between both revenue agencies, pledged continual collaboration in ensuring that eligible taxpayers in the State are adequately and appropriately captured into the tax net.


The team also discussed several areas of interest and concerns as it relates with revenue enhancement for Kwara State.


Also speaking, the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Shade Omoniyi, commended the FIRS for the support towards achieving seamless tax administration.


She stated that among the ongoing reforms of the Service was the ability of taxpayers to apply for Tax Clearance Certificate online through KW-IRS Self-Service Portal.


The KW-IRS boss gave assurance of continuous excellent service delivery, integrity and efficiency in tax administration of the state.


He added that the KW-IRS would not relent in improving on its processes in a bid to grow IGR of the state.


Lateefah Ibrahim