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Uasin Gishu County lifts land rates penalty for 60 more days – KBC

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The Uasin Gishu County government has announced an extension of the 60-day tax exemption for business owners and landowners due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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The move announced by Governor Jackson Mandago on Monday comes after an earlier grace period ended last week.

“We are expanding the search for trade tariffs because of the impact of the coronavirus novel, but some people have hidden under this grace period not to take any action in land repayment,” he said, surrounded by Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno.

The governor who announced at the county headquarters urged local property owners to take advantage of the exemption period and pay their rates as the county government would not increase again after June 30 at midnight.

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He added that the county government will reclaim land or take legal action against those who fail to remove land rates during the exemption period.

“By failing to cancel payments, a person will pay land rates as well as penalties incurred in the interest, the county will block the building and cut off other services such as water and further deprive it of business permit. period of forgiveness, ”he pointed out.

He pointed out that this waiver will not apply to anyone who has taken a county government to court or has been taken to court by the county.

Mandago urged locals not to be deceived by the workers in helping them pay land rates but to pay through the National Bank or Mpesa only and any workers found trading on the route will be dealt with accordingly.

“For our loyal customers who have been paying their land rates since the time of local religious governments, we will pay them a 5% discount in the next financial year,” he noted.

He urged residents to pay for the nearest offices they have used in all 30 counties and six sub-county offices to avoid queuing during this corona disaster.

“On the first of July we will publish a list of offenders’ embarrassment and they will play a major role in depriving civilians of services as required,” he confirmed.

He demanded that CECs and Chief Officers should be accountable to the public for any requirement to know how their taxes have been spent.

“Citizens should get the answers from your offices as required. It should not be the only answer but it should be answered with a level of satisfaction, ”he stressed.

He urged residents if there is any investigation, just call this number 0720646464 and will be used by a dedicated team assigned to that role.

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