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Kaduna State tax citizens N1000 levy from 2021

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service has made it Mandatory that all Kaduna State citizens that are 18years and above are to pay 1000 as development levy annually into the state account.

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) said that it would commence full implementation of its proposed N1,000 annual Development Levy on all adult residents of the state in 2021.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Zaid Abubakar said at a news conference in Kaduna on Wednesday.

He said the payment was to meet the needs of the citizens in the state.

According to him, “This will only be achieved by payment of taxes and levies, which will be ploughed back into the economy for the residents to enjoy the dividend of democracy”.

He further said that “As the name implies, the development levy is for the development of the state. We are all living witnesses of the economic transformation taking place in the state.

“This is evident with the ongoing massive roads construction, renovation, upgrade and equipping of hospitals and schools, and provision of the needed infrastructure for development to thrive,’’ he said.

He added that the state’s tax law increased the amount from N100 to N1,000 due to the current economic situation.

“We ought to have commenced enforcement since January 2020 but extended it to 2021 due to COVID-19 lockdown and its accompanying economic hardship. But there will be full enforcement beginning from 2021, in accordance with the provisions of the state and other relevant tax laws,” he explained.

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