Kwara Tax Office Remits N198m to 16 Councils

September 8, 2017

By Dipo Olowookere

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) says it has remitted a total of N198.5 million to the 16 local government councils in the state between January and August 2017, being taxes collected on their behalf within the period under review.

This information was contained in a statement issued by the tax agency on Wednesday in Ilorin, the state capital.

KWIRS explained in the statement that the total revenue remitted to the 16 local governments in January was N27.7 million, while in February, N25.9 million was remitted to their accounts.

For March, they got a total of N28.4 million, and in April, KWIRS remitted N24.04 million to the councils, and N24.2 million in May.

In June, the LGs received N26.8 million and for July, they got a total of N25.9 million.

However, for the month of August, the revenue that has been remitted to the LGs as at August 24 stood at N15.7 million.

A further breakdown of the figures shows that from January to August, Asa LG got a total of N7,469,513.16; Baruten LG received the sum of N40,327,384.64, Edu LG got N7,606,561.00; Ekiti LG received N2,649,904.33, while Ifelodun LG got N10,294,156.54.

Also, Ilorin East got N12,740,846.86, Ilorin South; N20,979,776.53, Ilorin West; N40,905,197.96, Irepodun; N7,715,141.67, Isin; N2,743,221.00, Kaiama; N12,368,829.64, and Moro got N7,806,852.97.

Similarly, Offa LG received a total of N12,785,521.55, Oke-Ero got N2,646,221.00, Oyun N3,824,246.00, while Patigi received the sum of N5,621,346.16.

The report also shows that the LGs have about 18 revenue lines, but KWIRS only collects revenue on behalf of the LGs from average of 12 lines.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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