Ebonyi State government has set up a Revenue Appeal Commission to provide residents of the state with the opportunity to appeal judgments of Internally Generated Revenue Court on matters involving their personal income taxes and property rates. Governor David Umahi inauguratedthe seven-member Appeal Commission at Government House Abakaliki.
Radio Nigeria gathered that since the introduction of 2015 Ebonyi State Revenue Law, many residents of the state had been complaining that personal income taxes and property rates as contained in the law were too high. The Appeal Commission therefore is to ensure that all legal opportunities are explored by those who have misgivings with the provisions of the law or dissatisfied with the pronouncements of Internally Generated Revenue Court on matters involving them.
Governor Umahi charged members of the commission to discharge their responsibilities creditably as they were appointed to prevent miscarriage of justice. The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Anthony Okah assured the state government that they would discharge their duties without fear of favour.
The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Mr. Augustine Nwankwoegu pointed out that the inauguration of the Appeal Commission was in line with the 2015 Revenue Law. In another development, Governor Umahi provided staff of office and certificate of recognition to seven Traditional Rulers.