The Federal Inland Revenue Service has announced the opening of 25 new Tax Offices across the country.
These new Tax Offices, approved by the FIRS management under the leadership of the Executive Chairman, Muhammad Nami, are part of the Service’s goal to bring tax services nearer to the tax-paying public.
A statement from the FIRS stated that these new Tax Offices would help bring many taxpayers into the tax net, help filling of Companies’ Income Tax, and Value Added Tax as well as monitor compliance with other Taxes.
Speaking at the launch of one of these new Tax Offices — the Micro and Small Tax Office, Epe, Lagos, the Group Lead of, the General Tax Operations Group at FIRS, Kabir Abba, stated that the FIRS Management holds these offices as important, and expects them to spearhead tax collection activities in the area.
He noted that the FIRS Boss had directed that members of staff at these offices were expected to take the assignment very seriously while working tenaciously towards bringing more taxpayers into the tax net.
Nami noted that the deployment of technology had made their work easy, especially since the taxpayers could work from the comfort of their offices and homes, to register for tax, file returns and pay their taxes in a quick and seamless manner, including applying for their Tax Clearance Certificate.
Also addressing the Tax Officers at Epe, the Director Technical of the Service, who also serves as the Chairman of the New Satellite Tax Offices Implementation Committee, Barr. Iro Ukpai urged the office to reciprocate the confidence entrusted to them by the management.
He also urged them to ensure that they go into the field to bring all the Taxpayers who have not been paying their taxes into the tax net.
The Tax Controller, Chinedu Adirije in his comments promised the Group Lead that the Tax Office is ready to do its best to bring in all the leaking tax revenues from Epe into the government purse and contribute towards realizing the N10.4trn target given to the FIRS by the government.