The Finance, Local Government Counties consult on Taxation

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By M.A. Egge

The Ministry of Financial has held a consultation meeting for taxation departmental directors and legal advisors of 12 local government counties in the country.

The meeting, which was part of the annual plan of the Decentralization Project of the (JPLG), aims to review the tax revenues of local governments and the central government so that local government authorities can cooperate in tax collection in collaboration to facilitate better systemic tax collection.

During the meeting, local governments presented details of the taxation fees that they collect whereas the Land Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance proposed the taxes they ought to charge as per their legal obligations.

The meeting is expected to come out with a proposal on cooperation in tax collections by both the local governments and the Ministry of Finance.

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