Liberia Revenue Authority Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate Tax Division Isaac Beyan Stevens describes tax payment as a national duty and obligation by all residents of Liberia.He says the development of any country requires the full cooperation of citizens, especially through the payment of their tax obligations, noting that tax payment is everybody’s business.
A press release issued in Monrovia says the LRA, through its Real Estate Tax Division, is extending its tax awareness to churches to encourage worshippers to be tax compliant by meeting their tax obligations to the state.
The LRA release discloses the campaign commenced on Sunday, September 16, at the Dominion Christian Fellowship Church located on the Tubman Boulevard in Congo Town, where more than one thousand worshipers were in attendance.
Making a presentation at the Church Assistant Commissioner Stevens reminds worshipers, “The taxes you pay, help the government to build roads, bridges and improve the living standards of Liberians by providing basic social services.”
The presentation covered, Real Estate Property Tax, the kinds of real estate properties and associated taxes as well as procedures and due dates for payment.He calls on churches to encourage their respective members to be tax compliant by paying their fair share of taxes to help develop Liberia.
He thanks the church for the opportunity to provide tax education to its congregation. Meanwhile, the Resident Bishop of the Dominion Christian Fellowship Church, George W. Washington, urges members of the congregation to take advantage of the tax awareness provided by the LRA and pay their taxes.
Bishop Washington wants members of the church owning properties to fully cooperate with the LRA in meeting their obligations to the state.He notes it’s about time true believers of the Holy Bible live an exemplary life that others can follow.
In an effort to increase domestic resource mobilization and boost the revenue collection across the country, the LRA is embarked on series of awareness and tax clinics intended to take the Authority to the people and encourage them to become tax compliant. Press Release