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Gombe generates N13bn revenue in 2022

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Gombe generates N13bn revenue in 2022

The Gombe State Internal Revenue Service (GIRS) says it generated N13 billion in 2022, the highest revenue collection ever in its history.

The Executive Chairman of the Service, Alhaji Salihu Baba-Alkali disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday.

He said the Service had recorded an unprecedented feat in revenue collection since the inception of Gov. Inuwa Yahaya in 2019.

He attributed the feat achieved to the doggedness of the governor in the revenue generation drive, which he said remained inspirational to the improvement of tax administration in the state.

The Chairman said the state generated N9 billion in 2020, N10.5 billion in 2021 and N13.14 billion in 2022.

“There has been a remarkable increase in tax collection for the state,’’ he said.

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Baba-Alkali said that the governor being an expert in taxation laid the right foundation for the record-breaking tax collection as he engaged critical stakeholders to review the existing laws to create the right environment for tax collection.

He said the response of residents of the state to tax payment had improved because of the developmental strides of the Yahaya-led administration.

According to the chairman, the good performance of the governor in all sectors has given evidence that the revenue collected is effectively being used to provide infrastructure and other amenities.

On the issue of multiple taxations, Baba-Alkali said, “no multiple taxations in Gombe State. When you say taxation or tax, we tax individuals and organisations based on their income.

“If an individual doesn’t make an income, he doesn’t pay tax.

“When an individual is engaged in a trade or business and makes income, the Personal Income Tax Law in Nigeria provides that he or she should pay tax and it is same with organization.’’

He said the Service planned to embark on a massive enlightenment campaign on multiple taxations, to educate the public to know that rates and levies are not taxes.

Baba-Alkali appealed to the people of the state to continue to pay their taxes as and when due while reporting any complaints to the Service.

Gombe generates N13bn revenue in 2022

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