LRA to Observe Taxpayers Appreciation Day July 1

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31 taxpayers to received Highest Contributors and Most Compliant Taxpayers Awards

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) will observe Saturday, July 1, as Taxpayers Appreciation Day at the Monrovia City Hall, according to a press release yesterday.

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 theme of the day is “Creating a culture of voluntary tax compliance,” and recognizes taxpayers for their level of tax compliance and contribution 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’s 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 Commissioner General, Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, said the collection of lawful revenue provides the Government of Liberia the 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 strives to become more compliant to providing good services to the nation and its people,” she said.

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