The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) says tax evasion is fast becoming an endemic form of corruption which is depriving the state the needed revenue for development.
Mr Evans Nunoo, Sekyere South District Director of NCCE says all income earners who were refusing to honour their tax obligations to the state were corrupt and needed to be brought to book.
He was speaking at a tax education forum organised by the Commission at Agona as part of the citizens’ education on tax compliance programme to create awareness among the people on the need to pay their taxes regularly to enable the state generate required revenue for development.
Mr Nunoo said taxes were important for national development and there was the need for all income earners to pay their taxes promptly to enable the state get the needed revenue for development.
He appealed to people, especially those engaged in informal activities to endeavour to pay their taxes to help the government to provide the needed infrastructure for development.
Mr. Elvis Adjei Yamoah, Proprietor Maranatha School Complex at Agona, commended NCCE for the tax education campaign and said it would help motivate the people to pay their taxes.