2019: FIRS Wants Political Parties To Publish Their Tax Agenda
It appears taxation will feature prominently in 2019 electioneering campaigns.
Nigeria's tax compliance is said to be the lowest in the world, this statement has been attributed to the Minister of Finance - Kemi Adeosun.
Almost everyone appears guilty - from the government to the governed.
Now, all that is about to change due to aggressive push by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS under Babatunde Fowler to get everyone to pay their fair share.
Part of this would be demanding that political parties publish their tax agenda before and during campaigns for the 2019 elections.
According to the FIRS boss, Babatunde Fowler, the core mandate of the agency is to enforce the payment of taxes by individuals, corporate organisations and government institutions.
Fowler, while speaking at the launch of the Andersen Tax in Nigeria in Lagos, stated that the FIRS as a body is paying taxes, adding that he saw no reason why political parties and other governmental organisations should abstain.
He said the government and all related entities ought to comply with tax laws in order to set good examples for others to follow.
Fowler added that the fight against corruption should start with the accountability of the government, adding that citizens must be given value for the taxes they are paying.
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