Cleric Cautions Christians -To Honor Respective Tax Obligations

SOURCE: BY KEVIN S.TYDERSON

The Resident Pastor of Philadelphia Central Church, Rev. Abilio V. Balboa, is encouraging members of his congregation to fully comply with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) by meeting their respective tax obligations.

    Rev. Balboa also emphasized that Christians should set good examples by paying their fair share of lawful revenue to the state.

     He made the assertion when the LRA in its continued tax awareness campaign visited the Philadelphia Central Church in Congo Town last Sunday.

    Rev. Balboa lauded the LRA’s authorities for selecting Philadelphia Church for its tax campaign.

     The LRA’s tax awareness campaign went to the Philadelphia Central Church in Congo Town during its Sunday worship services making presentation to hundreds of worshippers.

     Assistant Commissioner for Real Estate Tax Division, Mr. Isaac B. Stevens told the congregation that taxpaying is a national obligation and urged members of the congregation to be fully compliant by paying their taxes.

    “The taxes you pay will help to build our roads, hospitals, schools and provide other basic social services,” he said.

    Commissioner Stevens wants members of the church to make taxpaying a key priority, which will help to develop the country.

    The events are being held under the auspices of the Real Estate Tax Division. The presentation on various property tax kinds gave worshippers a broader understanding on tax matters and the procedures in tax payment as well.

    Discussions highlighted Real Property Tax, with emphasis on commercial, residential and industrial properties as well as withholding on rents.

    The move by the LRA to educate worshippers at various churches across the country is aimed at expanding its tax base and to increase revenue generation in an effort to improving domestic resource mobilization.

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