IGR: Landlords, landowners to pay mandatory property tax in Ekiti
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As a major aspect of the endeavors to support its Internally General Revenues(IGR) for more infrastructural advancement, the Ekiti State government has presented compulsory installment of Property Tax via proprietors and landowners over the 16 neighborhood government zones of the state.

To accomplish the arrangement under the Land Use Charge Law, the legislature has started forceful identification all things considered and landed property across more than 130 towns in the state for sans hitch usage of the assessment strategy.

The Chairman of the Ekiti State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Muyiwa Ogunmilade uncovered this in an announcement made accessible to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Sunday.

Ogunmilade said the Ekiti State Property Tax Law sponsored by the State Land Use Charge Law No 3 of 2013, which contains installment on ground lease, apartment rates and neighborhood improvement demand, has been disregarded for long, focusing on that opportunity has arrived for it to be put to full use considering the low incomes from the Federal assignment to the state.

The State’s Revenue Chief said Governor Kayode Fayemi was uninterested in forcing twofold tax assessment or offensive expense strategy on occupants, explaining that the new measure was only an execution of a current, however deserted law.

“The LUC is an annual tax, payable in respect of all real estate property situated in Ekiti State, including ordinary parcels of land and with improvement except those exempted under the Law.

“Owners are expected to pay the LUC for their respective properties, or alternatively the tenants may pay and get reimbursement from the owners of the properties.

“For accurate charges to be arrived at property identification officers or assessors have begun the process of enumeration of all properties in our state and this will provide a proper guide for the government because you have to pay based on the property owned.

“I appeal to our people to cooperate with the property identification officers in the course of discharging their duties by providing access and accurate information about their property”, he said.

Ogunmilade added that apart from ensuring that the revenue profile of the state is boosted with the law, it would fast track the process for the capturing of more citizens in the tax net to discharge their statutory obligations to the government for effective service delivery.

He said the boosting of IGR would provide a solid foundation for proper planning and well-structured development across all the strata of the state.