The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has applauded two visually challenged women in their late 70s and 80s for their high level of tax compliance and patriotism.
The two senior citizens, escorted by their children, recently walked to the headquarters, voluntarily declare and paid their real properties taxes, stating that it was their obligations to pay taxes for the development of their country.
Mrs. Anna Peabody (86 years) and Mrs. Victoria Ireland (78 years) met with and told the Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate Tax Division, Isaac Beyan Stevens, that they had gone to settle their tax obligations on their residential properties.
Mrs. Peabody narrated that as a Liberian, she had been paying taxes for decades, and remains committed to doing that, despite her challenge, but expressed concerned about the increase in the residential property tax rate.
According to Mrs Peabody all of her properties have been registered with the LRA and are captured in the real estate property tax net.
For her part, Mrs. Victoria Ireland a longtime taxpayer herself, reaffirmed her commitment to voluntary tax compliance as she believes paying tax is a national obligation that contributes to Liberia’s development agenda. She also expressed concern about the increase in the real property tax rate.
The two citizens thanked and encourage the LRA to increase tax awareness and education to enlighten Liberians to embrace and cultivate a sustainable tax compliant culture.
Assistant Commissioner Stevens thanked the two senior citizens for their patriotism, loyalty, and commitment to their Country and urged other citizens and residents of Liberia to follow suit.