Francis Sardauna in Katsina
The Katsina State Tax Service (KIRS) announced the immediate cessation of all cash payments and the collection of income, taxes and other levies owed to the state.
KIRS said the decision to move the income payment system from cash to electronic was aimed at sealing the leaks and ensuring effective tracking of all income transactions.
In a statement to reporters in Katsina on Sunday, KIRS executive chairman Mustapha Muhammad Sirajo said the halt to cash payments would take effect from Monday, November 8, 2021.
Sirajo, in the statement, said: “As part of the project to modernize its service, the Katsina State Tax Service (KIRS) is examining the process of collecting income, taxes and levies owed to the state. by Katsina.
‘In view of the above, the service wishes to inform the general public that it has introduced electronic payment, that is, electronic payment through the direct payment platform in all commercial banks and their branches. across the state and beyond.
“Commercial banks are First Bank, Access Bank, Eco Bank, FCMB, Fidelity Bank, GTBank, Keystone Bank, Polaris Bank, Stannic Bank, Sterling Bank, Union Bank, UBA and Zenith Bank.
“The public is informed that all cash payments and transactions have been stopped as of Monday, November 8, 2021.”