The Government of Kogi has given one month of grace to owners of business in the state to register their premises or face sanctions. 

In a joint press conference by the state Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the State Internal Revenue Service, the government called on business owners to comply with the laws of the state on the registration of business. 

The Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Yunusa Olofu, said the directive was to avoid sanction or punishment as the case may be, urging business operators to pay their taxes directly into KGIRS specified account and obtain receipt or teller; thereafter proceeding to Ministry of Commerce and Industry to obtain their Business Premises Certificate. 

The Commissioner explained that the direct payment to the Bank is in accordance with the cashless policy of the State Government, reiterating that business operators in the state are given a grace period of one month to pay their taxes with effect from today.

He warned that at the expiration of one month, the state tax force on revenue drive would tour round all business establishments in the state to enforce the law.

He disclosed that the ministry of Commerce and KGIRS have Area tax officers at the various LGAs and other Strategic positions to assist tax payers meet up their payments.

He explained that the list of businesses according to the provisions of the law covers wide range of enterprises of about 100 different businesses including the new areas of tax drive such as POS, Miners, contractors handling jobs for Kogi State Government and others.

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