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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Nigerians To Show Evidence Of Tax Payment Before They Get International Passports

Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has said that Nigerians might begin to show evidence of tax payment before they can obtain their international passports.





He was speaking on Monday, at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board, which had the theme: “Increased Inter-Agency Co-operation to Enhance Tax Compliance and Optimise Revenue Collection”, in Abuja.


“We did take a position and I believe it would be implemented in the very near future that before you get any services from the immigration department: renewal of passports etc, you’d have to show that you are a tax payer.


“These things are normal all over the world, In an effort to serve Nigerians and Nigeria better.
“People believe that payment of tax is a burden and I’ll repeat that you only pay tax on income and profits.

“So if you reside in Nigeria and you are benefiting from being a Nigerian resident, it is only fair that you contribute to the system that makes you enjoy that standard of living”, he said.

Fowler also revealed that the FIRS had set a target to increase the individual taxpayer database by 10 million by December 31, 2016.

“I’m glad with our co-operation; we’ve been able to attain 30 per cent of that. We’ve been able to get three million individual taxpayers across the nation.
“I’d like to congratulate Kano State for leading the pack by increasing the database by 944,000 followed by Lagos with 306,000 then Kaduna and Plateau”, he added.

from Daily post

33 comments:

  1. Nonsense, the man should go and take seat.

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    1. '...Step in the right direction' *** in OBY sorry OBJKS voice.

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    2. It won't work because of so much bribe!!

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    3. The FIRS is very corrupt...they very broke...we generate revenue from the masses but one fat shapeless mofo will end squandering everything...

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    4. Its OK for those that are working, for Jobless housewives and online workers like me, I have no business with Tax.. lol

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    1. What have they been able to do with the taxes of those that have been paying?? Someone will suffer and pay tax, then one greedy pot-bellied mofo will come and squander it all in the name of being at the elm of affair.... Corrupt bunch!

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  3. @Fowler is really working..i must say






    @Galore

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  4. Hmmm.ok ooo but how,I thought it is being deducted from your salary?

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    1. You can ask for your individual tax receipt from your enployer.

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    2. Yes, it is deducted from an employees salary.

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  5. This is serious. The law will still be broken

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  6. Who says we are enjoying any benefits residing in Nigeria at the moment, with the price of EVERYTHING increasing by the day...just make sure there are jobs to be had before you start requesting for proof of tax payment. Besides what would happen in the case of employees of organisations (how would they show the required proof) because, as I see it, only business owners or self employed people would be able to show proof of tax payment. God bless Nigeria.

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    1. Your e-TCC card should suffice.

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    2. God bless you for this comment. One man organizations will deduct tax from your salary and not remit it to FIRS. Imagine working in an organization for 4 years and no tax card/receipt/clearance.

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  7. "Benefitting from Nigeria" indeed! He had better respect himself! What does the country do for itz citizens?

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  8. What about people without jobs,how do they expect them to pay these taxes. Everyone is entitled to apply for their country's national passport.

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    1. If one is unemployed, you are not expected to pay tax. In the process of filling out your passport renewal form, put unemployed in the employment status.

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  9. Absolute rubbish. What has tax got to do with obtaining passport. Nigerians with absurd policy

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  10. Pls what happens to some of us who are dual passport holder, and are not resident in Nigeria but are tax payers in countries where we reside? If they want us to show eveidence of tax payment in Nigeria, then its time to drop their passport. The only time I use is when travelling home. Afterall the tax will end up in private pockets.

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    1. Relax my dear...There is something called"Double taxation relief Agreement"

      You have no problem...Consult your tax consultant



      @Galore

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  11. Fowler should do and bring out FIRS recruitment lists,why because I cannot come and be sitting at home every other day.Babatunde do the needful.

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  12. That man is an idiot for saying that we benefitting from living in this God forsaken country. Nothing to benefit rather the govt is ripping pple off their hard earn Money showing gratitude to us sef wicked govt indeed.

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  13. The fowler is a big fool. Benefiting from Nigeria my ass. The worst thing that has happened to me is being a Nigerian. God punish the government of this country. Making life unbearable for the masses is all they do.

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  14. i pay my tax on a monthly basis and no be small money at all....infact e dey pain me sey I dey pain that kain money for tax. Yet, no benefit to show for it.

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  15. I shame for this fowler guy, where in the world do they request for your income tax to process your international passport- na lie joor. so people way dey abroad way no get work or pay tax no fit collect passport kai oga take am easy for the lies ooo.
    As much as we want people and organisation paying tax, we also want proper accountability and transparency, mr fowler can your agency truly claim to be transparent and accountable. just asking

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