Stella Dimoko FG Says Beggars in Nigeria will start paying tax


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Saturday, July 15, 2017

FG Says Beggars in Nigeria will start paying tax

The Nigerian government has stated that no one would be left out in the campaign to enlarge the tax revenue.

According to dailypost,She said some beggars were earning millions and that “proceeds from begging are taxable. You are supposed to pay taxes even if your means of income is begging”.

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun said this in Lagos at a lecture at PWC’s Business School, with the theme: ‘Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) Interactive Session for Executives and Business Owners.’

She said to ascertain the income status of the companies/individuals and their lifestyle, investigators would rely on information derived from Bank Verification Number (BVN), records of property ownership, records of foreign exchange allocation, and records of company ownership from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), among others.

Adeosun said: “We are using some firms to trace assets internationally.The investigators’ findings will enable us to compare the income and how much tax the company/person is really paying, and that gives us lots of information.

“But we encourage people to come up and pay their taxes willingly. You can register a high-end car. It tells me something about your income.

“So, we look at your tax returns. If you registered Mercedes E-Class and you are paying N100,000 tax, then something is wrong. Those are red flags. We now have the capacity to assess people accurately.

“We are trying to build an economy where we have oil and other things. It is going to be oil plus and wider economy”.


  1. walahi it's necessary, reminds me of a man in mushin who built a house via begging for alms. he even "named" the house "Eko go" meaning lagasions are stupid, he inscribed the name in front of the house sef

    1. Lol

      Are you serious?

      This crack me up big time

      "Eko gor "


      @Anonymous Orubebe


    2. Can you imagine?
      Them plenty for Iyanoba sef

  2. Seriously!

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  3. Mtchewwww

    The one wen my @Grandfather, my @Grandmother Don dey pay since... If no be say pension is not taxable, una for collect thay one join

    Abeg, wetin una use the money do, since Dem don dey work since their youth mbok?

    Then the one wen my @Dad and @Mum don dey pay.... Till my Dad retire, Abeg wetin una dey use the money do? NOTHING

    Na to use am put for una pocket

    I can't pay any tax... I will only pay tax, and that one sef no be for my mind, because just to get my Visa.... That's all.

    Or since its a compulsory deductions in place of work


    As for Hausa beggers, let them pay tax..

    @Anonymous Orubebe

  4. The major concern should be what have they done with the ones collected? Loot! Naija politicians are Pharaoh!

  5. Some of these beggars are rich, so they are capable of paying tax

  6. If I can be paying tax on my small income, let the beggars also do the same.

  7. #People come and people go. That's life. Stop holding on to people that have let go of you*

  8. So hilarious.Reminds me of a novel... Beggar's Strike.If that will enrich Nigeria,why not???.


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