Liberia Revenue Authority Set For Taxpayers Appreciation Day

LRA Commissioner General, Elfreda Stewart-Tamba

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) will observe Saturday, July 1, 2017 as Taxpayers Appreciation Day at the City Hall of Monrovia.

July 1, henceforth, known as LRA Day, commemorates the date on which the LRA officially began operations in 2014.

The Taxpayer Appreciation is held in collaboration with USAID RG3 Project and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).

The Taxpayer Appreciation Day, under the theme, “Creating a culture of voluntary tax compliance”, recognizes taxpayers for their level of tax compliance and contributions to national development by paying their taxes regularly and on time.

The program further seeks to recognize and appreciate taxpayers based on two underlining considerations: tax contribution and tax compliance.

Thirty one (31) taxpayers are expected to receive awards under the LRA two core business areas of Domestic Tax and Customs, covering the period FY 2015-2016.

Under Domestic Tax Category, honorees will be awarded the Highest Contributors Award and Most Compliant Taxpayers awards. Those in the Customs category will receive Highest Value Importers awards, Most Compliant Importers awards and Most Compliant Customs Broker awards.

The LRA CG Elfrieda Stewart Tamba said the collections of lawful revenue provide the Government of Liberia advantage to undertake and implement developmental projects.

“We are publicly recognizing taxpayers for their contribution to domestic resource mobilization and to encourage others to become compliant in fulfilling their tax obligations, while the LRA strive to become more compliant to providing good service to the nation and its people,” she said.

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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.