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Friday, 26 February 2016

Imo Govt Insists On Taxing Unemployed, Others


The Imo State Government says there is no going back on taxing both the employed and unemployed in  the State.

Local tabloids claimed that each adult will be taxed the sum of N3,000.

The State Governor, Rochas Okorocha who reinforced the directive said all traditional rulers in the State will be involved in the new taxation policy.

Sometime last month, the Hon Commissioner of Internal Resources and Pension Matters, Vitalis Ajumbe, had told this online newspaper that the State is bent on taxing every taxable adult, both the employed and unemployed the sum of N2,400.

 Traditional Rulers, according to the Governor, will liaise with Government Liaison officers in the local Governments to enforce  the new taxation policy.

The State government latest posture is coming barely few days tit announced a N3.5 billion Special Fund to boost agriculture in the State.

Imo State has been battling with huge financial crisis over a sharp drop in its monthly allocation from the Federation account.  

Last month, it had to reverse its decision to sack 3,000 workers from the State workforce after huge pressure came from the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, TUC and other pressyre groups 

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