CEM REPORT, FINANCE | To eliminate multiple taxation, and block revenue leakages amongst others, the Enugu State Government has launched a Unified E-Ticket Scheme.
The scheme which will promote a digital economy and grow the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR), is part of Governor Peter Mbah’s administration mandate.
The Unified E-Ticket Scheme was announced by the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service (ESIRS) chairperson, Angela Nnamani, in a statement in Enugu.
According to her, the new e-ticket scheme which would commence on August 11, is designed to make tax payments simple and convenient for all citizens while also removing harassment and loss of government revenue.
The unified e-ticket, she said, was an electronic ticket designed to help in the collection of taxes from the informal sector.
Nnamani stated that road taxes, including tickets from tricycles, buses, tippers, emblems, passengers’ manifests, markets and artisans are included in the scheme.
She noted that all payment and enforcement should be done using online and agency banking tools.
The chairman said that the new e-ticket scheme would commence on August 11.
“By this announcement, the government hereby bans all forms of paper tickets across the state and citizens are enjoined to purchase their daily tickets through our approved e-ticket agents across the state.
“Your ticket will be vended to your vehicle plate number/shop number, and enforcers will also confirm your purchase using online means only.”
She warned that anybody found selling paper tickets would be dealt with severely.