Kogi State Govt Introduce Tax On Each Loaf Of Bread


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The Kogi state authorities has launched a tax levy on each loaf of bread baked within the state.

Bakers are towards the brand new levy, although the state authorities claims the transfer is aimed toward enhancing the internally generated income of the state.

The ministry made the introduction on November 9, by a memo signed by the Commissioner’s Everlasting Secretary, Usman Ibrahim.

The memo was addressed to the chairperson, Affiliation of Grasp bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, Kogi State department. The gathering of the levy will begin from November 16, 2020. The memo learn;

We write to introduce the above talked about because the Guide appointed by the Kogi State Ministry of Commerce and Trade, to gather the above-mentioned levy from all Grasp Bakers and Caterers doing enterprise in and throughout Kogi State.

“You’re, subsequently, required to avail all of them vital cooperation to allow them to hold out their project.

“The above-mentioned levy is to be paid per loaf of bread or different confectioneries merchandise produced per day.

“Please do adjust to this coverage to enhance the Internally Generated Income (IGR) of the State for the supply of higher providers and good governance.

“The gathering of this levy shall take impact seven (7) days from the date of receipt of this letter. You’re anticipated to speak this info to all of your members.

“Have the peace of mind of our esteemed regards.”

The Kogi state chapter of the Affiliation of Grasp bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) has started strikes to fulfill with the marketing consultant the state charged with gathering the price.

An government member of the affiliation merely recognized as Godfirst stated;

“The letter was despatched to us {that a} marketing consultant has been given the job to generate fund from bakery to state authorities; to generate income to (for the) state authorities,
” he stated.

“We are attempting to fulfill with the marketing consultant however we have now not been capable of meet with him. We need to meet with him to offer us extra rationalization.”

“We’re not completely satisfied about it, presently there isn’t any market. We face several types of challenges, and if they’re now asking us to pay one other tax, we don’t know the way we are able to cope.”

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