ANAMBRA State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS) has prohibited associations, agents and their representatives from collecting sanitation levies in the state.
In a statement signed by the Chairman and Chief Executive of AIRS, Dr David Nzekwu, the service said that the prohibition took effect from January, 2021.
“All sanitation levies in the state must be made directly by the taxpayer into the Anambra State Government account through any of the commercial banks, using relevant sanitation codes on paydirect systems.
“Sanitation levies should only be made against electronically issued demand notice with the taxpayer’s ANSSID number. Nobody should honour any manually issued demand notice,” the statement said.
The statement warned that cash payments of sanitation levies into any individual’s account was totally prohibited.
“Any taxpayer that makes payment into unauthorised persons, groups or associations does so at his or her own risk. The state government will not be responsible for any payments, made outside the prescribed process.”
It advised all taxpayers, households and business owners in the state to take note and follow the correct process in paying their sanitation levies in the bank and avoid wrong persons.