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ZBIRS TO ENFORCE PAYMENT OF TAX ON (3,000) INDIVIDUAL BANK ACCOUNT HOLDERS

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Zamfara State Board of Internal Revenue Service has declared that, it has secure data of (3,000) individuals who save minimum of a million naira and above in their accounts and will soon be sent demand notice to come and pay tax to the state government.

Chairman of the board Ali Akilu Dama who stated this in Gusau on Thursday In a special interview session with Thunder Blowers said, the Personal Income Tax Act has empowered states board of internal revenue to collect tax from individual earnings starting from one million naira and above.

“If you save one million naira in your personal account of a bank you must dash out something for gift, personal donation, you pay salary and other things all these things mention attracts payment of tax”.

He also said, those who collect inheritance must also be able to pay tax because of Personal Income Tax Act has allowed that income realize from collection of inheritance must be subjected to payment of tax.

He said they have already started dispatching letters of demand notice to these (3,000) individuals who hide money inside their saving accounts to as a matter of urgency come and pay tax before the board secure a court order and freeze their accounts.

“As for those among the three thousand individual account holders that we cannot reach out to, we will write to their respective banks to provide us access to them so that they can be called to come and pay tax to the state government.

Dama said with the economic reality on the ground, the board need to be renewing measures aimed at making sure that the appropriate revenue die for the state is collected and remitted to the state.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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