Delta offers tax incentives to save informal sector

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COVID-19: Delta offers tax incentives to save informal sector
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

By Festus Ahon, Asaba

As part of its effort to further cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, the Delta State Government has reeled out tax relief incentives to private school owners, hoteliers, private hospital owners, potable water providers, publishers in the media industry, transport companies and owners of eateries among others in the informal sector of the state economy.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu and Chairman of the State Board of Internal Revenue, Sir Monday Onyeme who disclosed this while briefing Newsmen in Asaba, explained that the tax relief incentives was to enable beneficiaries to remain in business in this era of COVID-19 pandemic.

Aniagwu maintained that the state government had taken proactive steps in the past to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 that had led to the drop in the price of crude oil in the international market.

He listed some of the steps taken by the state government to…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper