-LRA Boss Urges The Courts
In the wake of increasing revenue generation across the Country, the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority, Thomas Doe Nah has challenged judges to fast-track tax cases for the general good of the country’s economy.
According to Doe Nah, if this is done effectively it will send out a clear signal or warning to would be tax invaders to meet up with their legal obligation.
He said taxes are tied to the transformation of any nation and as such; he calls on Liberians and the general population to be good taxpayers for the betterment of the nation.
The LRA boss reminded residents of Liberia that once they build more homes or structures, they should also be aware that they are incurring more taxes and must live up to their financial obligations.
As part of series of measures to help transform the Country, the CG of LRA added that he will change the name of tax enforcers to tax relationship officers.
He said the new move will help tax relationship officers to do more engagements with taxpayers in a structural and consistent manner.
The LRA boss wants Liberians be more responsible in meeting up with their national duty, making reference to national leaders in government and other key individuals including the general populace.
Doe Nah pointed out that it is time for projections to be more realistic in a drive to ensure that it reflects current daily reality.
Though there are challenges in the Country which he acknowledged, but said it is certain that things will get better soon.
Currently he indicated that they are doing some assessments of properties in Sinkor and there are some interesting developments coming up and at an appropriate time he noted some actions will be taken.
He said it is unfortunate to hear and know thus far that people are under valuing their properties something he said is ‘unacceptable.’
“Liberia’s problem is not money rather ideas,” Doe Nah uttered.
In said regard; he wants relevant stakeholders to be proactive by maximizing their respective sector potential to ensure more revenue is generated for the development of the Country.
The LRA boss said it is about time that national government do more in the tourism sector which he added can help a lot in the growth process of Liberia.
He assured that the LRA is instituting several short- and long-term workable measures to help improve the Country’s economy.
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