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Group seeks collaboration to enhance compliance


The Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT), has sought the collaboration of various tax bodies across Nigeria, to enhance stakeholders’ drive on compliance.
They said the partnership was necessary, as it would be tailored to enhancing tax education and enlightenment that will improve people’s understanding of various tax policies. 
SWIT, an arm of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Lagos State chapter, made the call during a courtesy visit to the management of PricewaterhouseCoppers (PwC), recently in Lagos. 
Led by the chapter’s chairperson, Dr. Titilayo Fowokan, bemoaned the low number of about 20 million taxpayers out of a population of nearly 200 million Nigerians.

According to her, Nigeria can improve its tax status if taxpayers have better understanding of tax instruments and policies. 
“Stakeholders can help by coming together to sensitise the public in a way and language they understand better. 
“SWIT is committed to realising this through our tax awareness and educational packages, especially for our members, women entrepreneurs, and even the younger ones in secondary schools who are the future taxpayers,” Fowokan said.
Noting that the partnership was in the interest of both the people and government, she said Nigerians were willing to pay taxes given proper education and expenditure transparency by the government.
She expressed the Institute’s commitment to attracting more eligible taxpayers into the tax net  through its laid down programmes.

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