The Ekiti State Government has introduced electronic receipt (e-receipt) as rectification for the payment of taxes and all other revenue generation, so as to eliminate tax fraud and loopholes in the administration.
This statement was made by the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Bisi Egbeyemi while hosting the national executive officers of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) in Ado-Ekiti.
Egbeyemi stated that with the introduction of e-receipt, no revenue officer in the state will be permitted to take cash from members of the public and he warned the people against patronising middlemen to pay money on their behalf into any government account.
According to him, the state government has hired consultants that will be working round the clock to ensure that no revenue will be lost.Therefore the state has two operational electronic platforms which are the Auto-reg and e-receipt centre.
“The government had also introduced the Direct Bank Lodgment System (DBLS) to would assist in blocking leakages and boost IGR of the State” he said.
he posited that Gov Kayode Fayemi’s administration were determined to boost the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to reduce dependence on federal allocations.
He called on the people to assist the administration by paying their taxes as and when due to assist the government to provide better service and more social amenities.
He explained that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have been directed to stop using manual receipts and key into the new e-receipt regime consequent upon the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).