The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) in collaboration with Orange Liberia and United Bank for Africa (UBA), will officially launch Liberia’s first Mobile Tax Payment Service on Thursday April 12, 2018.
The mobile tax payment platform will be operated by Orange Liberia, while the United Bank for Africa will manage the payment deposits. This is the first private-to-government payment mode in Liberia.
According to a release, His Excellency, Ambassador President George M. Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia will perform the official launch of the mobile tax payment service which will take place at the Monrovia City Hall.
USAID Revenue Generation for Governance and Growth (RG3) Project worked closely with LRA to design payment, reporting & reconciliation architecture and automate the LRA part of the solution. As a result, a Proof of Concept Agreement (PoC) was signed in 2017 between the collaborating partners LRA, Orange Liberia and the United Bank for Africa Liberia.
The platform is expected to facilitate easy payment of all taxes and fees and reduce the burden on taxpayers who cover long distances to pay taxes with an easily service accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The mobile tax payment service will cover all tax and non-tax fee collections including Business Income Tax (2%, 4%), Corporate Income Tax, Personal Income Tax, Excise Tax, GST, Withholding, Real Estate Tax, as well as Birth, Marriage, Travel Clearance, Fire Safety, Business Registration Renewal Certificates.
LRA believes the service will significantly contribute to its modernization and transformation agenda.