Ugwuanyi grants relief, incentives to taxpayers

Ugwuanyi grants relief, incentives to taxpayers

From Chris Oji, Enugu

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has granted tax relief and incentives to taxpayers.

This is furtherance of Ugwuanyi’s administration’s efforts to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents.

The governor’s decision was contained in a statement by the Chairman of the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service Prince Emeka Odo.


Odo said: “The Enugu State Government has since the inception of the current administration, in May 2015, waived the payment of Personal Income Tax as well as Market Tax for all traders in the major markets of the state”.

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He added that the waiver, “which is part of the administration’s pro-poor policies”, is still in force and will be sustained till the end of the tenure.

Other COVID-19 tax relief and incentive approved by Ugwuanyi, according to Odo, are as follows: “The deadline for the submission of Form A for employees and Annual Returns in accordance with Section 41 (3) and 81 (1-3) of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) 2011 as amended for companies and institutions operating in Enugu State has been extended to July 30, 2020.

Ugwuanyi has also approved the immediate constitution of an Ad Hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee on urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of the pandemic.

The constitution of the committee was recommended by Enugu State Chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) following the recent spike in the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

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