LRA Launches E-Filing Platform In Liberia

LRA Boss Elfreda Tamba

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), with support from USAID-funded Revenue Generation Growth Generation (RG-3) has officially launched an Electronic Filing (e-filing) platform for the annual filing of Business Income Tax Returns.

The e-filing platform is a system which enables taxpayers to easily file Business Income Tax Returns, and will initially target corporate entities and later extend to other tax kinds.

The user-friendly platform which is available on the LRA website (www.lra.gov.lr), is also accessible offline in some point during tax filing transactions.

Officially launching the platform on Monday, March 12, 2018, LRA Deputy Commissioner General for Technical Affairs Decontee T. King-Sackie described the launch of the platform as “a vital step forward” in promoting voluntary compliance.

The launch of the e-filing program is part of sustained efforts of the LRA to modernize the tax environment and improve voluntary compliance.

“We are very proud and honored to be launching e-filing in Liberia for the first time, and this will boost revenue collection for Mama Liberia,” she noted.

The LRA DCGTA urged taxpayers to fully make use of the system to file their annual corporate returns on time with ease.

Madam King-Sackie praised RG3 for its support to the LRA in transforming revenue collection for the Government and people of Liberia.

Speaking earlier, RG3’s Performance Improvement Advisor Mohammed Swaray, lauded the setting up of the online tax filing platform and indicated that the service will greatly ease tax filing in Liberia.

He assured that the RG-3 remains committed to supporting the LRA in its efforts to transform the tax environment in mobilizing domestic revenue for Liberia.

The launch event which took place at the LRA Headquarters in Paynesville, was graced by representatives of major private corporations and businesses operating in Liberia.

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