Businesses in Kogi Gets till October 14th, 2021 to Register Premises or Face Sanction – Kogi State Government
Kogi State Government has given one months altimatum for business owners in the state to register their business premises or face sanction.
This was revealed on Tuesday in lokoja by the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Gabriel Olofu during a joint press conference with the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS).
Olofu said failure of business owner to registered their premises will amount to sanction.
“We appealed to the General Public to comply with the provisions of the law concerning registering of business with ministry of Commerce and Industry as required by law.
“This is to avoid sanction or punishment as the case may be. We urged business operators to pay their taxes directly into KGIRS specified account and obtain receipt or teller; thereafter proceed 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, reiterated that business operators in the state are given a grace period of one month (September 14 – October 13) to comply with the directive.
“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.
“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.”