Setting The Example, LRA Boss Urges Staff on Tax Compliance

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LRA Commissioner General Thomas Doe Nah wants all Board Members, Officials and Staff of the LRA to fully comply with the requirement of the law in the discharge of their duties as revenue collectors.

“Board Members, Officials and Staff of the Authority are required to be tax compliant at all times,” -LRA Act

The Commissioner General (CG) of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Thomas Doe Nah, has directed all officials and staff of the Authority to comply with their property tax requirements on or before November 30, 2018.

The CG urged employees who are owners of real property(ies) to declare said properties with the LRA and pay the required taxes.

Section 25 (4) of the Liberia Revenue Authority Act of 2013 provides that: “Board Members, Officials and Staff of the Authority are required to be tax compliant at all times.”

The Commissioner General, in a September 21 Memo, called on all employees who are renting or leasing properties from third parties to withhold the applicable rent income tax and remit same to the LRA, while those renting or leasing properties are required to deduct the required rent income tax from rentals received from their tenants and remit same to the LRA.

The CG said pursuant to the LRA application of Executive Order 89, all penalties and interest on tax liabilities will be waived through October 23, 2018.

Employees and staff are to submit treasury receipts to the Assistant Commissioner for Human Resource as proof of payment. CG Nah also mandated employees occupying or residing in non-rental properties to ensure that said properties are registered and fully tax compliant.

The CG wants all Board Members, Officials and Staff of the LRA to fully comply with the requirement of the law in the discharge of their duties as revenue collectors. The Memo indicated that failure by those concerned to comply with the requirement of the law is tantamount to rendering them unfit to be in the employ of the LRA.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Are members of the three (3) branches of government (Executive, Legislative, & Judiciary) exempt from paying taxes in Liberia? What is the tax codes of Liberia saying?

  2. Hitting the nail Mr. Commissioner! Live by example. Not only LRA, all GOL Officials. I hope the President can give you a helping hands.

  3. Does this commissioner have the total amount of revenue he met before he started work? How much has he generated since he came in? The Liberian people will soon answer, if he does not answer them. Do not enter my box.
    Gone to silence.

  4. The LRA Commissioner does know and have the total he met when he took office. That guys is too smart and has a lot of working experience.

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