The Oyo state Government has said it will punish any official found guilty of increasing fees in the newly introduced education tax.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, said the government had received so many complaints on the activities of some individuals.
The activities are the issuance of illegal receipts in place of the presumptive taxes for new intakes introduced by the state government.
Olowofela further explained that the state government, in collaboration with the Board of Internal Revenue, agreed that the introduced informal sector tax of N3,000 should be a pre-requisite for registration of new students into secondary schools (private and public).
The government described the Local Government Poll Tax Receipts as illegal for Tax Clearance Certificates and equally vowed to deal with any state or local government official that is caught defrauding the unsuspecting public.
The Commissioner noted that the payment of the presumptive taxes are applicable to new intakes alone, stressing that returning students are only expected to present the TTC of their parents.