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COVID-19 palliative: Anambra gives tax refund to traders

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TRADERS in Anambra State will receive tax refund of 10 per cent on all personal income taxes paid by them in 2019.

  This is part of government’s efforts to stimulate businesses from the meltdown occasioned by the global novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as approved by Gov. Willie Obiano.

  Chairman of Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS), Dr. David Nzekwu stated this in a chat with newsmen at Awka, yesterday.

  According to him, Gov. Obiano will stop at nothing in cushioning the economic and other effects of COVID-19 among ndi Anambra.

  “Governor Obiano has directed the Anambra State Government COVID-19 Stimulus Package Committee headed by Chairman of AIRS to work out the modalities for immediate implementation of the stimulus package to the beneficiaries.

This is in addition to other incentives including the provision of relief materials to the elderly and other vulnerable people which Governor Obiano has directed,” Nzekwu said.

  Nzekwu denied reports making the rounds that AIRS staff are harassing ndi Anambra on the streets over tax and levies, stating that none of his staff is out anywhere in the state.

  “We don’t operate like that at AIRS. Last week, we issued tax advisory to ndi Anambra on how they can pay their taxes online or through designated government bank accounts.

Anybody who goes about harassing ndi Anambra over taxes on the streets is an illegal tax collector. Call the police and the authorities when you see such persons,” he continued.

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