Poised to encourage dutiful taxpayers, the Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), has hailed Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO) for being tax compliant.
Leading the delegation of EIRS on the ‘Operation Know Your Taxpayers’ to the university and its teaching hospital, Executive Director, Income Tax, Prince Felix Isuku, stated, “Having looked into the records, the establishment has been found to be tax compliant.”
He noted that the visitation was to engender cordial relations with tax-compliant establishments, get updated information on tax payers for ease of interaction and for improved cooperation.
Dr. Nosa Edogiawerie, the Bursar of the institution, expressed appreciation to EIRS and encouraged the continuation of the compliance exercise to ease tax administration in the state.
Dr. Edogiawerie while praising the revenue body for its friendly face during the interaction at the auspicious visit, stated that the visit provided “Opportunity to interact with Edo State Internal Revenue Service and clear grey areas which is a welcome development.”
Director of Legal Services, Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada, Omoregie Osamuyimen Esq, stated that the hospital is tax compliant.
He affirmed that non-payment of tax would dent the image of the hospital and possibly attract a riot act from the government. He nonetheless assured of the continued payment of tax by staff.
Director of Administration, Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Michael Strauss, stated that taxes must be paid by responsible employees to the government, which depends on tax revenue to engender development.
He stated that if taxes are not paid to government, one could get punished as obtainable in advanced countries.
Source: The Nigerian Observer