Tunde Fowler Named Among World's Top 50 Tax Men
Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS boss, Babatunde Folwer is making a name for himself in the tax world.
Fowler, who currently leads Nigerian government’s aggressive tax drive after a successful job in Lagos state, has been named among the world’s 50 most influential tax personalities and institutions by the International Tax Review, in its Global Tax 50 2017.
The ranking, which is in its 7th year, provides a rundown of the most influential individuals, organisations, geo-political events and trends in the tax world.
According to the publication’s website, Fowler has excelled in his role as the chairman of FIRS, which in 2016 collected 3.3 trillion naira in tax revenue.
The International Tax Review noted that part of Fowler’s success was achieved through the decision to educate the public and the private sector about tax and to lead technology integration in the Nigerian tax system.
Other Information Technology projects in the pipeline, according to the publication, are the electronic tax clearance certificate and electronic notification of payment of withholding tax credit notes.
“For these efforts, FIRS was awarded by the African Tax Administration Forum for the best innovation in Africa for its e-Stamp Duty portal, a web-based self-service tool to calculate stamp duties payable,” the International Tax Review noted.
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