The Katsina State Government has introduced new rates of inters-state tax and haulage fee.
The levies were revealed after the state government issued a new order named the Inter-State Road Tax Sticker (ISRTS) and Single Haulage Fee (SHF) Order ‘1’.
The order was disclosed in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Dikko Radda, Ibrahim Kaula.
Kaula mentioned that the move, which will come into effect on 22 December, is an exercise of powers vested by Section 5 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
According to Kaula, the new rates of inters-state haulage fees have been set within the state and certain alterations have been made.
Katsina in Nigeria Introduces New Rates of Inters-State Tax And Haulage Fee: The New Rates
The vendor has been raised from the previous ₦3,500 to ₦7,500, the integrator raised to ₦4,000 from ₦1,000, and enforcement raised to ₦1,500 from ₦1,000.
Regarding SHF rates, Consultant is now applied at ₦1,500, Vendor Loading/Offload has been amended, while Pick-Up Van is now at a₦4,000 rate.
According to the governor, the new rate for Pick-Up Non-Heavy is ₦5,500, heavy-duty 6/8 tyres is ₦8,000, and luxury buses have been raised to ₦10,000 from ₦5,500.
He also mentioned that the charges for 12/14 tyres and equivalent vehicles have been raised from the old ₦11,000 to ₦19,000, while the rate for 18 tyres and above is now ₦25,000 up from the old ₦16,000.
He emphasized the importance of the amendments, aiming to aid successful interstate haulage operations within the state.
The governor mentioned that this move is part of the state’s efforts to promote efficient transportation while guaranteeing a just and sustainable economic environment.