Illegalities: BIRS Terminates Tax Agents Contracts
From Msughshima Andrew, Makurdi
The Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) has announced the termination of the contracts to all revenue collecting agents with immediate effect.
The affected tax agents are to recall all their workers and stop further operation from with immediate effect.
Acting Executive Chairman of BIRS, Mr. Terzungwe Atser who stated this in Makurdi has also directed staff of the tax authority to resume collection of revenue for the government.
The Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Acting Executive Chairman BIRS, Mr Dennis Mernyi, in a dtarement explained that the decision to terminate the contracts according to the Mr. Atser is to contain illegalities and anomalies that have threatened the smooth operations of the service.
He further explained that the task of revenue collection has been returned to the staff of BIRS to properly checkmate the lawlessness identified with revenue collectors.
To ensure effective compliance to the new order, the Chairman directed all Heads of Zonal and Area officers of the service to mobilise their workers to commence revenue collection immediately.
BIRS had last week crashed the tariff on all taxable tems and directed immediate dismantling of illegal check points in high ways across the state.