The need to review some old laws, that have to do with land administration and payment of relevant taxes into the Ogun State Government coffers, has been identified as one of the ways to expand the State tax net, towards improving revenue generation.
This came to the fore during the courtesy visit of the Executive Chairman of the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS), Mr. Olugbenga Olaleye to the Director-General, Bureau of Lands and Survey (BLS), Mr. Aina Salami in Abeokuta.
Olaleye said the Bureau and OGIRS needed to work together on best ways to adjust old laws in a realistic phenomenon that would be sensitive to masses’ feelings, considering the present economic reality to drive adequate revenue for the State government.
According to him, OGIRS focus was on ease of doing business in the State, in proper manner, ensuring that all taxable adults pay appropriate taxes as and when due within the ambit of the law, adding that taxpayers were always assessed based on the income they earned.
In his remark, the Director-General, Bureau of land and survey, Mr Salami said the move to collaborate with OGIRS became imperative to support the government in its revenue drive, to enable taxable adults be properly assessed, valued and captured with the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), domiciled in the Bureau.