Tax payment: Anambra tasks proprietors of private schools on transparency

Proprietors of Private Schools in Anambra State have been charged to run a transparent, accountable, value based and quality education system in the state. The Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenuga made the remarks in Awka during an interactive meeting on what is expected of the proprietors to do in terms of tax payment.

Professor Omenugha while commending them for giving Anambra children education that is globally competitive in line with the vision of Governor Obiano said that they need to add their quota in the development of the state by paying their taxes as and when due. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anambra State Internal Revenue Service, Dr. David Nzekwu said they have the mandate to work with any organization in moving the state forward, stating that they recognize the importance of education and see schools as a critical area of disseminating information on revenue to future generations. Dr. Nzekwu said they should render annual returns to the Board and enlightened them on personal income and withholding tax, advising the proprietors to always deduct payee from the salaries of their staff and remit to the Board. He explained that every business set up, should within six months register with the Board to open account, conduct tax audit and investigate the operations of the business. In his reaction, the President, Proprietors of Private Schools, Mr. Uzochukwu Nwanonyuo, appealed to the Board to differentiate schools from other businesses. Contributing, a member of the proprietors association, Sir. Sunny Anekwe, maintained that synergy between them and the Board is cordial and called for more sensitization and enlightenment on what they are expected to do. In a remark, the Board of Trustee Chairman of Private Schools Proprietors, Lady Pat Okeke, pledged their support and loyalty to the government assuring that they will continue to work with the Ministry of Education so as to produce intelligent and brilliant children.


Source:  Apex news