Stakeholders hinge e-govt success on early adoption of technology
Early adoption and deployment of technology will be crucial to any e-govt strategies in Nigeria.
Nigeria government apologises for misleading tweets on bank self-certification
Nigeria government on Friday apologised for the misleading information it published about the recent directive on self-certification form. "We apologize for the misleading tweets (now deleted) that went up yesterday, regarding the completion of self-certification forms by Reportable Persons," the Nigeria government tweeted on Friday morning. "The message contained in the Federal Inland Revenue Service…
Angry reactions as Nigeria announces mandatory bank self-certification
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said anyone who fail to register and submit their self-certification forms risk forfeiture of their bank accounts and other assets with financial institutions. FIRS's warning came after it announced that it is mandatory for all Nigerians operating bank accounts to register for self-certification at their respective banks. "This…
Debate rages as governments eye excess digital profits
As part of measures to widen tax nets in Nigeria and other African countries, the need for countries to invest in technologies and track digital transactions has been echoed.
FIRS: Making stamp duty the new black gold
This matter of making the Stamp Duty (and by implication tax revenue) the next black gold has occupied my mind even long before I was appointed the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
FIRS: The new spirit of teamwork
In the 21st century, rating effective leadership is now based on leaders’ possession of ‘soft skills’. Leadership today is no longer rated by intimidating or swaying charisma like that of Adolf Hitler. Soft skills, according to Joana Marques in ‘Leadership Today’ include purpose, morality, values, vision, authenticity, empathy and emotional intelligence, spirituality, and trust among…
FG hopeful of higher revenue as stamp duty tax yields N66b
Stamp Duties Tax generated N66 billion within the first five months of this year, the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) has disclosed. The executive chairman of the revenue agency, Muhammad Nami, who spoke at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp
Could FIRS be asking for too much?
The circular from the Executive Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, to taxpayers over payment of taxes, is one that has left me heavily puzzled.
Revolutionising tax for Nigeria’s sustainable growth
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), is currently implementing small businesses-friendly tax policy that temporary exempts operators with annual turnover of N25 million and below from charging Valued Added Tax (VAT), while deploying technology to ensure continued quality service delivery
Workers pledge to achieve N8.5tr FIRS revenue target
The Domestic Tax Operation Group (DTOG) of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has promised to work hard to enable the agency achieve its N8.5trillion revenue target.
Spending IGR at source stagnates national growth, says FIRS
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to stop spending revenues collected on behalf of the Federal Government on themselves...