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PDP, NLC kick over VAT increase

The Senate Committee on Finance is to invite the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler to throw more light on the reasons for the proposed increase of Value Added Tax (VAT) from current 5 per cent to 7.2 per cent.

Federal government receives N2 trillion revenue in six months – Budget Office chief

The Federal Government received two trillion naira as revenue from January to June 2019, Director-General of the Budget Office, Mr Ben Akabueze, has said.

Presidency: Nigeria heading for fiscal crisis

The Presidency Monday, raised the alarm that the country might be heading for a fiscal crisis unless urgent steps were not taken to halt the negative trends in target setting and realisation in government revenue.

Presidency: FIRS boss not under investigation

The Presidency has described as “false and untrue”, reports that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is being investigated over poor performance.

Presidency: Babatunde Fowler not under probe

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation, the Nigerian presidency said ‘categorically’ today, denying the imputations spurred by a query issued by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

Tax: Why FIRS boss Babatunde Fowler was queried

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, was queried by President Muhammadu Buhari over variances between budgeted collections and actual collections between 2015 and 2018.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC probes FIRS staff accounts over N1.2 billion fraud

As part of its investigation into the N1.2bn duty tour allowance fraud in the Federal Inland Revenue Service, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced a forensic analysis of the bank accounts of the staff members.
Anthony Mkpe Ayine

AuGF to audit FIRS, Customs

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Mkpe Ayine, has begun deep engagements with key federal agencies in his efforts to improve the credibility of public finance administration in Nigeria.

NNPC: Oil price in Nigeria cheapest in West Africa

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, yesterday lamented at the Senate over the N145 per litre fuel price in Nigeria.

Tax appeal tribunal dispenses N288 billion cases in six months

The Tax Appeal Tribunal has settled tax cases valued at N288 billion since the members were reconstituted six months ago.

New tax ID: Federal government directs central bank, others to synergise with JTB

The Federal Government has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigeria InterBank Settlement System (NIBBS), the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to cooperate with the Joint Tax Board (JTB) in the release of relevant individual records.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

Governor Sanwo-Olu urges CITN to deepen taxation practice in Nigeria

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

Babatunde Fowler: FIRS to impose VAT on online transactions

The Federal Inland Revenue Service ((FIRS) plans to extend Value Added Tax (VAT) to online transactions soon, according to the chairman of the agency, Babatunde Fowler.

Tunde Fowler: FIRS posts N1.5 trillion revenue in Q1 of 2019

The Federal Inland Revenue Service ((FIRS) generated N1.5 trillion revenue in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, according to its Chairman, Mr Babatunde Fowler.
Babatunde Fowler FIRS

Illicit fund flows: FIRS chief to attend global conference in New York

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says its Executive Chairman, Babatunde Fowler, has been invited to participate in the global conference on how to curtail Illicit Financial Flows, (IFF) in New York, United States of America.

FIRS: Taxpayers in Nigeria hit 45 million soon

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says the country’s taxpayers will soon increase to 45 million.

Economist hails FIRS over cost-cutting reforms

A seasoned economist and retired director in the federal civil service, Dr. Aina Iluyomade, has urged the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, to sustain the agency’s cost-cutting reforms in order to boost revenue and enable the federal government meet the 2019 budget expectations.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC detains nine FIRS officials over alleged multi-billion naira fraud

Nine senior officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) are currently in detention over alleged multi-billion naira fraud.

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