In a bid to achieve the year 2024 revenue target and improve its performance, Ogun State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS), has digitalized the minimum tax payment process.
The Chairman of OGIRS, Mr. Olugbenga Olaleye, while charging participants at a training session, organized for Tax Office Managers and Officers in the Minimum Tax Unit in Abeokuta, said digitization of all tax transactions in the state would assist the agency in capturing more taxpayers and appropriately assess them, to improve revenue generation.
Mr. Olaleye, according to Mrs. Abolanle Ogunlami, Head Information Unit, OGIRS, noted that minimum tax was one area of taxation with the greatest challenge, in terms of data gathering, saying embracing digitization would ensure a seamless process.
While appreciating the staff for their performance in the previous year, the Chairman enjoined them to put in more effort, be more focused, and be ready to work as a team, to achieve and surpass the year 2024 revenue target.
Earlier, the Director of Field Operations, Mr. Hezekiah Sobayo, said the training was organized to put participants through the process of digitally harnessing the potential in minimum tax for improved revenue performance.
One of the participants at the training, Mrs. Sobayo Kotoye, described the initiative as a welcome idea that would not only improve revenue but enhance their performance as Tax Officers.
Also present at the training were Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Information and Technology, Mr. Ayodele Bush, Directors, Tax Office Managers, and heads of the informal sector across the state.