Ogun State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS), said it would focus more on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), automated driven processes of all its various tax activities in order to achieve the N75billion revenue target in 2021.
Mr. Anthony Olaleye, the Executive Chairman, OGIRS, made this submission while defending the agency’s 2021 budget proposal before the State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation, at the Assembly Complex, Oke -Mosan, Abeokuta.
Olaleye said all activities of the agency would be driven with the best technology in place, adding that its services to taxpayers would be enhanced.
Olaleye emphasised that the figure proposed for 2021 could only be achieved through Information technology, where various tax activities are moved from manual processes to an automated driven process, saying that Taxpayers and Tax agents would be able to make payment at the comfort of their homes and offices, blocked leakages and increased revenue generation.
“We are focused on ICT automation, without that, this number is not achievable. You cannot be doing things the same way you have been doing it in the past and expect a change” he said.
According to him, the proposed N75b IGR for 2021 would be generated from, Personal Income Tax, Road Taxes, Capital Gains Tax, Withholding Tax, Tax Investigation, Direct Assessment, Pool, Betting and Casino/Games, Motor Vehicle Licences, Drivers’ Licence, Stamp Duty, Development Levy, Consumption Tax among others.