Kaduna State Government Requires Residents to Pay 1000 Development Contributions

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020, Under: News

Kaduna State Government Requires Residents to Pay 1000 Development Contributions

Tax laws in Kaduna require every adult resident in the state to pay N 1,000 per year in development tax.

The Kaduna State Revenue Service (KADIRS) said Wednesday that it will begin full implementation of its proposed annual development tax of N1000 for all adults in the state in 2021.

The agency’s executive chairman, Dr. Zayd Aboubakar, said at a press conference in Kaduna that starting in 2021, every adult in the state will be required to pay a fee in accordance with the provisions of section 9 (2) of the Act. Kaduna State Tax Code and Consolidated Text, 2020.

He added that the law requires every adult in the state to pay N 1,000 per year in development tax as a contribution to transforming the state’s infrastructure and transforming the economy to suit the wishes of the people.

“This will be achieved only by paying taxes and fees, which will be reinvested in the economy so that residents can enjoy the dividends of democracy.

“As the name suggests, the development tax is for the development of the state. We are all living witnesses of the economic transformations taking place in the state.

“This is evidenced by the large-scale construction of roads, repair, modernization and equipping of hospitals and schools, as well as the creation of the infrastructure necessary for the prosperity of development,” he said.

Abubakar explained that the collection is based on a constitutional provision that allows states to collect a certain amount from residents each year as a contribution to development or as a contribution to economic development.

The President said the amount could be any amount depending on what the national or state legislature has defined in tax law, noting that the development tax has been in effect in Kaduna state for over 50 years, with residents that up to that point they had paid 100 N .e. a year, but with a small application.

He explained that a recent amendment to the law on government taxes increased the amount from 100 to 1,000 in line with current economic realities.

“We were supposed to launch the app from January 2020, but we extended it until 2021 due to the COVID-19 blockade and the associated economic difficulties.

“But the full application will be submitted starting in 2021, in accordance with state regulations and other relevant tax laws,” he said.

The president said the levy will be levied by KADIRS in conjunction with the state’s 23 local government districts and traditional rulers, adding that the agreements will soon be made public.