By Muhammad Mukhtar Idris

Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) under the administration of its new Acting Executive Chairman, Sule Salihu Enehe, has formally inaugurated the Infrastructure Maintenance Levy (IML) Joint Enforcement Taskforce to drive enforcement for compliance of the daily revenue collection.

Conducting the inauguration of the IML on Monday, March 28, 2022, at the KGIRS Conference Hall in Lokoja, the Acting Executive Chairman said that the Infrastructure Maintenance Levy (IML) is a state collectible in accordance with Section 32 (4)(6) of the Kogi State Harmonization of Taxes Law, 2017.

This is a daily levy that commercial transporters pay to State Government under the law” he added.

According to him, having automated the collection process, commercial transporters of the various transport unions are expected to pay the IML through accredited POS terminals on the road while going about their daily commercial activities.

He noted that the taskforce members are jointly drafted from the various unions of the Nigerian Motorcycle Transport Union, Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria, National Union of Road Transport Workers and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, describing the effort as an independent taskforce.

“The IML tax item has not been doing well since the inception of the revenue agency in 2016.

“It is about time that the new administration in KGIRS prioritised IML to get it working as this represents a great watershed in the revenue collection effort of the agency”, he stated.