Government Officials Not Paying Real Estate Taxes -LRA Says

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has published a circular containing revelation that many appointed and elected officials of Government have refused to pay their real estate “despite repeated requests for compliance.

The LRA says these delinquent officials and employees are direct beneficiaries of state resources but are reneging to settle their tax obligations. They have up to July 1, 2021 or face “remedial actions” including restrictions on duty-free privileges and require a tax clearance certificate to restore benefits; publication of the names of delinquent public officials in both print an electronic; engage the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) so that tax receipts and tax clearance certificates related to taxable assets accompany the declaration of assets to the LACC as well as consider other tougher actions including sanction if delinquent behavior persists.

 

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