Commissioner General at South Sudan National Revenue Authority, Patrick Mugoya says the taxman is working to improve working relationships with taxpayers.
“We want to make it easier for taxpayers to walk with us this journey.” Said Patrick Mugoya.
He added that they have now created new positions in the Authority, “We have created a position of assistant commissioner for public relations, we are going to have a website to improve our services, anyone who wants information regarding taxation in South Sudan can get from us.” Said Mugoya on Thursday.
The National Revenue Authority also says it’s moving a tax service center from the Lukak building to Juba Town opposite the mosque from April 6th 2021.
The Revenue Authority is also urging those who owe taxes to pay
“We have contracts with elven commercial banks so it’s the taxpayers to go to a particular bank of their choice and pay the taxes.”
The World Bank ranks South Sudan among the most oil dependent countries in the world.
Oil money funds more than 98 percent of the country’s budget but a global fall in oil price due to shock caused by the coronavirus means the country’s revenue has reduced.
South Sudan’s government says it wants to try and diversify the country’s tax base and it wants to increase non-oil revenue collection.
Information on how much money the National Revenue Authority collects every month is not currently being availed to the public.