The Kayode Fayemi-led Government of Ekiti State has introduced electronic receipt (e-receipt) for the payment of taxes and all other revenue generation to eliminate tax fraud and loopholes in the administration.
This was made known in a statement by the State Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi while receiving executive officers of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Egbeyemi stated that with the introduction of e-receipt, no revenue officer in the state will be permitted to take cash from members of the public.
He also warned people against patronizing middlemen to pay money on their behalf into any government account.
According to him, the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi has hired consultants that will be working round the clock to ensure that no revenue will be lost. Therefore the state has two operational electronic platforms which are the Auto-reg and e-receipt centre.
“The government had also introduced the Direct Bank Lodgment System (DBLS) to assist in blocking leakages and boost IGR of the State,” he said.
He explained that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have been directed to stop using manual receipts and key into the new e-receipt regime consequent upon the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).