Liberia Revenue Authority Lunches Campaign To Boost Tax Compliance

rtial view of LRA awareness team going into the Bensonville Community

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), through its Domestic Tax Department, on Tuesday (Oct 29), launched an awareness campaign on its new initiative called the Compliance Clustering System (CCS).

The Compliance Clustering System seeks to improve tax education and ensure that taxpayers have full access to information they need in becoming complaint with the revenue code.

The new system involves the division of small and medium taxpayers according to their defined locations or communities which will be called clusters or zones. In these clusters, a team of tax officers from the LRA will be assigned to manage tax compliance of each taxpayer on a day to day basis.

Montserrado County Superintendent Florence F. Brandy thanking the LRA for the initiative during a briefing, moments before the launch

Launching the awareness campaign in Bentol, Montserrado County, LRA Assistant Commissioner for Medium Tax Division, Sabastian A. Weah said the program is part of the new initiatives of taking the LRA to the taxpayers.

There are four separate awareness teams, spread across Montserado county’s 17 electoral districts creating awareness ahead of the official launch of the Compliance Clustering System.

Mr Weah said the Compliance Clustering System will make tax compliance easy, tax information accessible and tax payment efficient for taxpayers.

“This exercise is not just about collecting taxes and enforcing tax payment; rather, it is to inform the taxpayers about the right tax payment processes,” he told the gathering during the launch.

LRA mobile tax teams will be available in every district to address concerns of taxpayers in regards to Business Registration process, Corporate Income Tax, Goods & Services (GST), Excise Tax, Withholding Taxes, Real Property Tax and other fees and charges, the Assistant Commissioner said.

The Compliance Clustering System is starting in Montserrado County and will roll out to other parts of the country.

Also speaking at the launch, Montserrado County Superintendent Florence F. Brandy thanked the LRA for such an initiative and noted that said exercise will help educate the entire country on tax payment and generate more revenue to enable government fund developments initiatives in the country.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.