by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Department of Revenue & Taxation Director Art Ilagan says the temporary detailing of 30 employees to his agency is long overdue. The governor is currently identifying various individuals in different Government of Guam agencies who have a financial background to assist DRT with collection efforts.
Ilagan says he intends to use the much needed help to begin reconciling withholding taxes and whether companies are getting away without proper reporting. "I've been asking since day one that revenue and tax is the source of GovGuam's livelihood and if you don't fund it properly then of course you're not going to have the resources. And the perceptions of being weak in the public eyes means that people will slip and people will do what they do because they can get away with it," he explained.
The temporary details will begin on April 1 and will be no longer than 90 days.