Reports from Liberia say that President George Manneh Weah has called on Liberians and foreigners to pay their taxes in compliance with the law for the development of the country.
He made the plea on Thursday, April 12, when he served as the chief launcher at the ceremony of a new service that will allow Liberian taxpayers to pay their taxes via Orange Money.
According to President Weah, most Liberians are noted for not paying their taxes to government. He said the situation has created difficulties for past administrations in the implementation of major development projects in the country.
The newly-launched mobile tax payment technology allows taxpayers, mainly small and medium income earners, from US$500 down, to pay their taxes through the Orange Money Service.
The service is a collaborative effort led by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and its partners at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Orange Liberia.
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) is an autonomous agency established by an Act of the Legislature and began operations in 2014, to collect lawful revenue for the government. It works under the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).