The Regional Taxation Chief of Center, Center 2, in Yaounde, Daniel BICKOE, has provided explanations to the new tax dispositions contained in the 2021 finance law.
Daniel BICKOE, was talking to journalists in Yaounde, Wednesday January 20, 2021.
It was on the occasion of the official launching of the 2021 fiscal year at the Regional Taxation Center, Center 1.
The launching took place at the Municipal Hall of the Yaounde City Council.
Responding to questions from journalists, the Regional Taxation Chief of Center, Center 2 said, the various innovations contained in the finance law do not provide new taxes for tax payers, but rather help them to be resilient in the face of Covid-19, and the difficult economic situation in the country.
Most often it was not easy for tax payers to visit tax centers, cue up and wait for hours just to regularise their situations.
The payment system has been dematerialized.
“Strategically, what has been done is that at the various taxation centers, there is no longer cash payment services, this is to secure the taxes collected” Daniel BICKOE told News Upfront.
According to the Regional Taxation Chief of Center for Center 2, tax payers can now from where ever they are, fulfill their respective taxation operations.
“Henceforth, as from this year, the thousands of tax payers that are in the various centers are asked to pay their taxes through bank transfers, mobile transfers or through cash payments in banks for those who do not have a bank account,” he continued.
During the ceremony to launch the 2021 fiscal year at the Regional Taxation Center, Center 1, two major presentations were delivered on the various innovations of the finance law.
From the presentations, News Upfront gathered that some of the taxes in Cameroon have been modified or suppressed.
The aim being to encourage start-upers grow in their businesses, help reduce the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic on businesses, help ameliorate the business environment and relaunch the economy of the country.