Anambra State Government has inaugurated Stamp Duties Office and Revenue Stamps.
The event also featured ceremony to mark the South East Joint Tax Board, JTB, new Taxpayer Identification Number, TIN, registration System and Consolidated National Taxpayers’ Database.
Speaking during the inauguration, which was held at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Governor Willie Obiano represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, said the introduction of the stamp duties office and revenue are part of the various reforms being engaged by the present administration to improve tax payment and revenue generation in Anambra State.
This he said are being guided by the vision of the government to making the state the first choice investment destination and hub for industrialization and other commercial activities.
Governor Obiano said that the replacement of the manual stamp duty with the robust automated stamp duty is aimed at encouraging integrity and improving the speed of tax payment processes. He pointed out that an efficient and automated revenue administration will close the gap created by the dwindling oil revenue and enhance the state’s resolve to diversify its revenue base.
The Governor called on all to adhere to taxation laws in order to make the state better, as according to him, the actualization of the vision of the government in providing the residents with quality education, reliable security network, good infrastructure, among others, would be made possible through total compliance of the people to tax payment laws.