By G9ija

The Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS) has generated N16, 446, 960, 604.99K as revenue within nine months.

Chairman of the Service Dashe Dasogot, who spoke to reporters yesterday in Jos, described the feat recorded due to strategic measures put in place by the service.

Dasogot said with this achievement, the service had surpassed its 2020 revenue target of N16 billion by N536 million within the period under review.

He said despite COVID-19 pandemic, the service weathered the storm to attain the laudable feat.

“The service didn’t relent in its effort to generate and collect record revenues for the state as it continued with its policies to ensure all revenues due to the state were duly collected.

“We also introduced some tax relief measures as a sensitive and responsive government in recognition of the suffering of businesses across the state due to the adverse effects of the virus.”

He said between January and March alone, the service embarked on aggressive tax audit and investigation of all organisations, in and outside Plateau and recorded a remarkable recovery of over N3.8 billion from Federal MDAs alone.”

Dasogot said the service was working hard to on ways to ensure effective compliance of individuals, corporations and government agencies which could lead to the establishment of huge liabilities of at least N30 billion.

He said the service had proposed a target of N18 billion for 2021, said they would embark on increased enforcement in formal and informal sectors as well as adopt aggressive monitoring and evaluation to interface with all stakeholders to boost the IGR of the state.