What you need to know About AKIRS
It is interesting to note that Akwa Ibom State Internal Revenue Service came to being as one of the State Government Extra-Ministerial Agencies in 1987. In accordance with section 85A(I) of the Personal Income Tax Act 1993 as amended.
However, to build a State Internal Revenue Service that will rapidly grow the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to meet with the developmental transformation of the State, Akwa Ibom State leadership under Governor Udom Emmanuel led-administration sent a Bill for “A law to make provisions for the administration and collection of revenue due to the Government of the Akwa Ibom State and to establish the relevant administrative structures and other matters connected therewith” to be enacted by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.
The 6th Assembly of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA) immediately swung into their legislative function and passed the “Akwa Ibom State Revenue Administration Law, 2016” on 30th June, 2016 after engaging in relevant legislative procedures.
The Akwa Ibom State Revenue Administration Law,2016 hereby established a body to be known as the Akwa Ibom State Board of Internal Revenue (hereinafter referred to as the “the Board”) whose operational arm shall be known as the Akwa Ibom State Internal Revenue Service (in this law referred to as “Internal Revenue Service”).
Accordingly, the development birthed the appointment of pioneer Board Executives who were sworn into office on 13th April, 2017.
The statutory responsibilities of the Internal Revenue Service as provided for by section 85B of the Personal Income Tax Act of 1993 as amended include:
Issuance of Tax Clearance Certificates to taxpayers.
- Controlling and supervision of Tax Offices and Motor Licensing Offices in the state.
- Enlightenment of the public on tax and general revenue generation matters.
- Reporting of Internally Generated Revenue Collection by the state government to appropriate quarters monthly.
Appointing, promoting, transferring and imposing discipline on employees of the State Service in accordance with provisions of the State Civil Service.
- Also, supervision of revenue collection by other Ministries and Departments in the State.
- Monitoring of Internally Generated Revenue Collection in the State.
Doing all such things as may be deemed necessary and expedient for the assessment and collection of the tax.
- Accounting for all amounts so collected from the tax in a manner to be prescribed by the Government.
To be the leading State internal revenue service provider in Nigeria.
To effectively mobilize Internally Generated Revenue by providing Akwa Ibom State tax payers with excellent services in a professional, transparent and accountable manner.
Professionalism, Integrity, Efficiency and Enterprise Spirit.
Mr. Okon E. Okon
Chairman of the board
Elder. Nse S. Atang
Executive Director Finance & Accounts
Dr. (Hon) Ekere Afia
Executive Director Planning, Research & Strategy
Mr. Leo L. Umana
Executive Director Enforcement & Recovery
Mrs. Ikemesit E. Ekpro
Introducing – REVITA
Revenue & Institutional Transformation (REVITA) is an initiative of the new board of AKIRS. The project is aimed at significantly improving the IGR on a consistent and sustainable basis as well as improving on AKIRS processes, procedures, technology, people and its service delivery.