Liberia: Motorcycle, Tricycle Riders Become Tax Compliant In Grand Bassa, Margibi
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Ministry of Transport (MOT) have intensified an ongoing joint tax compliance enforcement exercise in Grand Bassa and Margibi Counties.
The exercise is covering inspection and registration of motorcycles, tricycles, and motor vehicles license plates and driver’s licenses. It is aimed at ensuring tax compliance and revenue collection.
The LRA is tasked to collect a projected tax revenue of over US$777.9 million in 2023, and it is embarked on decentralizing tax collection to achieve the target. The exercise will shortly be extended to Bong County.
Owners and operators of motorcycles, tricycles, and motor vehicles who are turning out to obtain their license plates and driver’s licenses have thanked the LRA and MOT for decentralizing the process and expressed joy in making their contributions to revenue collection. They called on their colleagues to take interest in the process and pay their required fees and taxes.
LRA Assistant Commissioner for Government and Non-For-Profit Division (GNDP), Eddie B. Howe, described the process as a step forward in enhancing the decentralization of government revenue and the expansion of the country’s tax net.
He encouraged owners and operators of motorcycles, tricycles, and motor vehicles in the two counties to take advantage of the ongoing joint exercise to easily obtain their license plates and driver’s licenses.
Howe lauded the collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and called for continuous engagements in ensuring that more revenues are collected to support the development of the country including the provision of basic social services such as better roads for them to ride on.
The MOT in collaboration with LRA in 2021 launched a new set of motorcycles, tricycles, and motor vehicles license.