As state governments nationwide continue to look for means to enhance internally generated revenue and block leakages,  the Ogun State Internal Revenue Service, OGIRS has said it would focus more on Information and Communication Technology automated driven processes of all its various tax activities to achieve the N75bn revenue target in 2021.

This position according to the state government is so that taxpayers and tax agents will be able to make payments at the comfort of their homes and offices, block leakages, and increased revenue generation.

The Dayo Abiodun led team wants taxpayers and tax agents to make payments at the comfort of their homes and offices.

In a statement made available by the state, the Executive Chairman, OGIRS, Mr. Anthony Olaleye, made this submission while defending the agency’s 2021 budget proposal before the State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation at Abeokuta.

Taxmobile.Online from excepts of the revenue agency boss deduced that the rationale behind this position is to move from manual processes to an automated driven process.

Olaleye buttressing this said all activities of the agency would be driven with the best technology in place, adding that its services to taxpayers would be enhanced.

“We are focused on ICT automation; without that, this number is not achievable. You cannot be doing things the same way you have been doing it in the past and expect a change,” he said.

The proposed N75bn IGR for 2021 would be generated from personal income tax, road taxes, capital gains tax, withholding tax, tax investigation, direct assessment, pool, betting and casino/games, motor vehicle licences, stamp duty among others.

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