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Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, yesterday said deployment of online solutions by FIRS is to make tax payment and administration convenient, transparent and efficient. To this end, Fowler urged taxpayers to make use of the solutions in paying their taxes.

He spoke yesterday in Abuja when he received in audience Arewa Youth Forum (AYF), on courtesy visit. Members of AYF on the visit commended Fowler for what they called “unprecedented record in the history of tax administration in FIRS and in Nigeria.

The group noted that the expansion of Nigeria’s taxpayer’s base, inauguration of the new Taxpayer Identification Number Registration System and deployment of online solutions to ease tax payment were steps in the right direction. National President of the forum, Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu, promised that the AYF would continue to use their platforms to support Fowler’s good initiatives and that of the management of the service.

“It is on record that from your appointment till date, and with the support of your hardworking Management team and staff, Mr. Fowler has among other things achieved the following; expand our national tax base from N10 million to N20 million with a potential increase to N45 million; increase states’ Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by over 46.11 per cent, that is from 800 billion in 2016 to N1.16 trillion in 2018; for the first time in history, the Federal Government paid all 15 years outstanding PAYE tax liabilities to MDAs; Nigeria was able to move up positively by 25 points in tax administration section of World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business.’

“FIRS recorded the highest collection in history from N3.30 trillion in 2016 to N5.32 trillion in 2018 with the non-oil sector contributing almost 54 per cent to our total revenue collection; launching of the consolidated national tax base for ease of access to taxpayer information,” Gujungu said.


Autor(en)/Author(s): Abdulwahab Isa

Quelle/Source: New Telegraph Newspaper, 29.10.2019

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