The Enugu State government has said that the Land Use Charge has replaced all forms of tenement rates and property rates payments in the state.
Mr Emeka Odo, Chairman of Enugu State Internal Revenue Service, said this in a statement issued to newsmen in Enugu.
Odo noted that the new development was consequent upon the enactment of the Land Use Charge (Amendment) Law of Enugu State.
“By the virtue of this law, all payments/charges and rates on properties have been consolidated into a single property law called Land Use Charge.
“The general public is hereby advised to ignore all Demand Notices issued to them in respect of tenement and property rates as these rates are no longer payable.
“The Land Use Charge Law has voided all such taxes by local government councils and other agencies of government,’’ he said.
According to him, instead the state residents are advised to pay only the Land Use Charge to the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service.
Odo said that the Demand Notice for Land Use Charge is currently being served to all property owners in the state.
“Each property owner should, on receipt of the Demand Notice, go to any commercial bank to make payment directly,’’ he said.