The Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi, gave the advice today at a press conference on taxation organized by the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.
Akinkunmi stated that even if the bills were delivered late, tax payers are still entitled to take advantage of the discounted rate if payment is made within 15 days of bill delivery as shown in their records.
He attributed the delay in the distribution of bills to efforts of the government in streamlining the charge administration system in order to achieve a seamless process.
While commending property owners who had been reaching out to the Ministry to effect timely payments of their Land Use Charge fees, Akinkunmi affirmed that the State Government has provided complaint centre to resolve tax payers’ complaints on the land use charge.
According to him, the complaint centre is located on the ground floor of the State Ministry of Finance, Block 12, the Secretariat, Alausa Ikeja.
He further disclosed that people can also lodge their complaints on the State Government hotline dedicated to land use charge 767 which is available 24 hours, seven days a week.
Akinkunmi noted that it is by performing this civic responsibility in a timely manner that the government can readily execute its own mandate of providing public goods and services to its citizens, adding that the present administration has continued to make judicious use of taxes collected as evident in laudable projects, including massive road rehabilitation and construction, provision of security equipment, Lagos Light Up project, among others.