The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) continued its tax awareness at worship centers on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Philadelphia Central Church in Congo Town, making presentation to hundreds of worshippers.
Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate Tax Division Isaac B. Stevens told the congregation that taxpaying is a national obligation and urged members of the congregation to be fully compliant by paying their taxes.
“The taxes you pay, will help to build our roads, hospitals, schools and provide other basic social services,” he said.
Commissioner Stevens wants members of the church to make taxpaying a key priority, which will help to develop the country.
The events are being held under the auspices of the Real Estate Tax Division. The presentation on various property tax kind gave worshippers a broader understanding on tax matters and the procedures in tax payment as well. Discussions highlighted Real Property Tax, with emphasis on commercial, residential and industrial properties as well as withholding on rents.
Meanwhile, the Resident Pastor of the church, Rev. Abilio V. Balboa, encouraged members of the congregation to fully comply with the LRA by meeting their respective tax obligations. Rev. Balboa wants members of his church to set good examples by paying their fair share of lawful revenue to the state.
He thanked the LRA for making the Philadelphia Central Church a part of its campaign agenda by educating its members on tax matters.
The move by the LRA to educate worshippers at various churches across the country is aimed at expanding it tax base and to increase revenue generation in an effort to improve domestic resource mobilization.