Call for more awareness on paying taxes in Africa
By William Selmah, WADR news
A week long tax services training has opened in the Liberian capital, Monrovia with a call for more awareness on the essence of paying taxes in Africa.
Elizabeth Storbeck of the African Tax Administration Forum believes tax payers need to be always educated on what government does with their taxes as part of the public education.
Mrs. Storbeck said knowledge on what monies collected from taxes go towards often encourages tax payers to comply with payment.
Speaking earlier, Liberia’s Finance Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said tax payers sensitization in Liberia has been rewarding leading to an increase in tax collection.
He attributed the improvement in tax payment to some strategies they employed including waivers and reduction.
But the Liberian Finance Minister said there are others who are still intransigent, promising that they won’t relent in prosecuting such people.
The week-long tax services workshop in Monrovia is organized by the Revenue Department of the Finance Ministry in collaboration with the African Tax and Administration Forum.
About fifty delegates from Liberia, Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, South Africa and Seychelles are attending the workshop.Tweet