NCAA Deadline For Airlines To Automate Remittance Of 5% TSC,CSC Ends On Friday
… To Invoke Necessary Provisions Of The Law Against Defaulting Carrier
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) final ultimatum to the airlines to automate their remittance of the statutory 5 per cent Ticket Sales/Cargo Sales Charge (TSC/CSC) is to end on Friday, March 31, 2017.
An online statement issued by the General Manager, Public Relations, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, explained that the authority had shifted the January 31st 2017 ultimatum to March ending at the instance of the Airlines Operators of Nigeria (AON) at their earlier meeting with the Director General, Capt. Muhtar Usman and his team at the Aviation House.
Adurogboye stated that the introduction of the Aviation Revenue Automation Project (ARAP) for revenue collection was to aid data integrity, transparency, transaction accountability, controls and revenue assurance to the authority.
With the expiration of this final warning, it is expected that all airlines that are yet to adhere to the automation and remit collected revenue to NCAA should comply forthwith.
He warned that failure to comply would be viewed seriously as the authority would be forced to invoke the necessary provisions of the law against defaulting airline.
According to Adurogboye, “The 5% Ticket Sales Charge/Cargo Sales Charge, an Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to NCAA and other agencies as enshrined in the Civil Aviation Act 2006 is not a tax or levy on the airlines, but a charge paid by passengers for services rendered towards the development of aviation industry in Nigeria.”
The NCAA General Manager Public Relations stated that decision to collect the charges by the airlines was mooted by the operators and unanimously agreed upon at the 2001 Civil Policy Review with the sole aim to enhance passengers’ facilitation.
Though NCAA has made the total amount of the unremitted TSC and CSC by airlines in the country, which the carriers are treating like soft loans but Abelnewsng.com learnt that it runs into million of naira.