Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017
Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) Commissioner Haja Kallah Kamara, is pleading to all citizens and businesses in the country to adhere to their rules and regulations regarding the payment of taxes.
The nation she said cannot maintain sustainable development, if citizens and businesses shirk their responsibility to pay taxes on time.
The NRA has put strategies in place to track down defaulters, as well as embarking on nationwide sensitisation on the issue of tax compliance. Defrauding the state is a crime, therefore, defaulting citizens and businesses will pay a hefty price, including being asked to pay double the sum owed for defrauding, as well as custodial sentence if found guilty.
The Cooperate Affairs department headed by Mr. Mohamed Bangura and the Anti-Smuggling units of the NRA, are now embarking on tracking down defaulters. Most developed countries sustain their development from taxation.
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Why do you not name and shame them? That was what I did about members guilty of membership fees arrears of an organisation in the UK whilst I was Treasurer in the UK – they all paid up within a fortnight. It did not make me very popular!