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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Nigerians to present their tax clearance papers before getting new passports - FIRS boss, Tunde Fowler says

Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, says in the near future, Nigerians applying for new passports at Immigration offices, will have to present their tax clearance papers before they would be issued passport. Fowler disclosed this at the at the 136th meeting of the Joint Tax Board which had the theme: “ Increased Inter-Agency Co-operation to Enhance Tax Compliance and Optimise Revenue Collection’’ in Abuja yesterday.


“We did take a position and I believe it would be implemented in the very near future that before you get any services from the immigration department: renewal of passports etc, you’d have to show that you are a tax payer. These things are normal all over the world, In an effort to serve Nigerians and Nigeria better. People believe that payment of tax is a burden and I’ll repeat that you only pay tax on income and profits. So if you reside in Nigeria and you are benefiting from being a Nigerian resident, it is only fair that you contribute to the system that makes you enjoy that standard of living.’’he said

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow

They re bn serious now


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Anonymous said...

Wow

They re bn serious now


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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmm

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Tax are paid when things are working. Nothing is working and they still want tax!

Uju Phil said...

Na waoh...

kunta said...

Contribute to what system? System that does not work
Bullshit!

Ogenah Boris said...

Okay ooh

Alloy Chikezie said...

A step in the right direction.

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BONARIO NNAGS said...

Oga Fowler please take it easy on us, we're always giving to the Nigerian government that ends up giving us little or nothing in return, provide necessary infrastructures and Nigerians will be glad paying their tax.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

charles obaze said...

Good enough

Anonymous said...

What about dual citizens who live or work outside of Nigeria ?
What about the unemployed people ?

Travel and freedom of movement is a human right!!!
This is the most outrageous demand to be made for a passport to travel.

Anonymous said...

That's absolute nonsense considering the fact that the government has stolen so much from the people. They need to report their tax earnings before being paid

Nweme Jonathan Eyo said...

is this man serious at all? what about those who are not working and needs to apply for passport or student that want to study abroad?

Anonymous said...

I don't want to die in silence, because if I speak out I believe and pray I will get help. After my shop and goods I both will almost all my savings was raised down by fire some months back, I lost a lot and from that day onwards till today I have been struggling to stand on my feet again, It has not been easy coupled with the fact that my rent has expired for over a month and my landlord has given me two weeks to pay up or pack out. Pls I need help no amount is little as it will go a long way in paying up my rent. thank you. Francabrown13@yahoo.com

OSINANL said...

THANK GOD I PAY MY TAX

Anonymous said...

I don't want to die in silence, because if I speak out I believe and pray I will get help. After my shop and goods I both will almost all my savings was raised down by fire some months back, I lost a lot and from that day onwards till today I have been struggling to stand on my feet again, It has not been easy coupled with the fact that my rent has expired for over a month and my landlord has given me two weeks to pay up or pack out. Pls I need help no amount is little as it will go a long way in paying up my rent. thank you. Francabrown13@yahoo.com

Iphie Abraham said...

Ok,we don hear









Lib addict#just passing#

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmm

Chizzy Liz said...

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Chizzy Liz said...

***************************Nwokem ara agbakwa gi oooo !!!!! Shuuuuuu !!!!!!

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

In this dead country,where nothing is working,which kind yeye tax clearance is that,rubbish.

Anonymous said...

its still a proposal and even if it is propose i know pple will forge it period. no be Nigeria any thing happen. with all the taxes they have collected what have they done with it publish. make e propose any thing. how many Nigeria do go for passport idiot.

PKE

Anonymous said...

wonders shall never end...bikonu..which kind change train we enter so.

Anonymous said...

This man must have holes in his brain. So what about the millions of unemployed that have been looking for jobs for the last few years. There's no job here, what if they find something outside Nigeria? You won't give them passport because they don't have tax clearance? All government officials know how to do is to drain money from Nigerians. They don't ever do anything to add value.

christie benjamin said...

Nigeria is moving forward, thanks to Buhari d brutal dictator.

ogbonna nwabueze said...

APC with their trademark also known for putting burden on the masses next election will tell

Da Seun said...

All the trillions they have made so far on tax who e help. #Benjamin Franklin on my mind

abujakenneth said...

All these things only applies to the South. No one dear enforce it in the North

Anonymous said...

Nigerians don enter one chance of APC govt. They are looking for means of draining Nigerians, kill small businesses. They want to force Telecom companies to increase tariff by Dec.1, this APC govt is a setback for Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Absolute rubbish give me a gun and i will put bullets in all their heads. what do i enjoy? what standard of living are you talking about... the roads to my house are bad... house rent is astronomical, nepa bills is illogical (oh i already pay taxes on that), i did my own borehouse, fill the roads to my house will broken stones, i don't get free medical services, i don't get hand downs from the government, i pay for my own security by mallams and OPC, school fees will make a man want to rob... where are the public schools? can he send his child to one of them? yet the taxes i pay is to make his life and the lives of corrupt politician more comfortable so they can steal more money. can you imagine? when you construct roads and embark on these projects are you transparent enough to carry me along. how the fuck do you want me to pay more money when you have not justified the one you have collected. that is why fashola can build 2 boreholes for 120 million naira and say he followed due process. they build 100m stretch of bridge and tell us is 2.5billion naira and the rest of us ignorantly claps back. thunder fire una.

Anonymous said...

Absolute rubbish give me a gun and i will put bullets in all their heads. what do i enjoy? what standard of living are you talking about... the roads to my house are bad... house rent is astronomical, nepa bills is illogical (oh i already pay taxes on that), i did my own borehouse, fill the roads to my house will broken stones, i don't get free medical services, i don't get hand downs from the government, i pay for my own security by mallams and OPC, school fees will make a man want to rob... where are the public schools? can he send his child to one of them? yet the taxes i pay is to make his life and the lives of corrupt politician more comfortable so they can steal more money. can you imagine? when you construct roads and embark on these projects are you transparent enough to carry me along. how the fuck do you want me to pay more money when you have not justified the one you have collected. that is why fashola can build 2 boreholes for 120 million naira and say he followed due process. they build 100m stretch of bridge and tell us is 2.5billion naira and the rest of us ignorantly claps back. thunder fire una.

Oreva mero said...

MUMU BOSS HOW FAR? IF THEM PROBE THIS MUMU FIRS OGA NOW, YOU GO SEE SAY HIM NO DEY PAY COMPLETE TAX. WHICH WAY 9JA. ALL THIS OUR OGA NO GET CORRECT BRAIN AT ALL. NA SO MUMU CBN GOVERNOR SAY THEM GO PAY TAX FOR CALLS. SO PERSON WHEN MUMU GOVT DON REMOVE TAX FROM HIM SALARY COME BUY CREDIT FOR HIM PHONE TO MAKE CALL GO STILL PAY ANOTHER TAX ON TOP CALL AGAIN? ALL THIS MUMU LEADERS DEY DO ALL THIS THINGS BCOZ THEM DO THEY SPEND MONEY DIRECTLY FROM THEIR POCKET. FIRS BOSS DEY PAY TAX? NO!, CBN GOVT DEY PAY CREDIT? NO!,SENATORS AND REP THEIFS DEY BUY CREDIT? NO! SO DEM FIT DEY TALK MUMU TALK AND BRING MUMU POLICIES BCOZ THIS THINGS NO DEY AFFECT THEM DIRECTLY. IF ONLY NIGERIA YOUTH GO WAKE UP ONE DEY,COME FIGHT FOR REVOLUTION,ELSE THIS MUMU PIPO GO MORTGAGE OUR FIFTH GENERATION FUTURE. LINDA SELF GO DEY REPORT MUMU NEWS. WETIN DEY WRONG IF IGBO WOMAN BE FIRST LADY? NO BE NIGERIAN SHE BE? NA THIS KIND OF MUMU REASON DEY COZ DIVISION FOR THE COUNTRY SO. LATER WE GO SAY ONE NIGERIA WHEN ANOTHER TRIBE NO DEY FEEL COMFORTABLE FOR ANOTHER TRIBE STATE FOR ONE COUNTRY. I HOPE THE COMMON INTEREST OF NIGERIANS TO MATERIALIZE SOON. MAKE WE TRY HELP OURSELVES BIKO! GOD NO GO COME FRO HEAVEN COME DO OUR WORK FOR US. PLENTY THINGS DEY TO DO WHEN GO BRING BETA COME THIS 9JA,NO BE SAY THE GOVT NO KNOW WETIN DEY RIGHT, DEM NO WELLA,DEM DEY TAKE US FOR GRANTED BCOZ THE MASSES NA FEAR FEAR AND FOOLISH PIPO SO DEY MUST DEY EXPLOIT US. UNTIL WE WAKE UP THIS WICKED GOVT NO GO DO THE RIGHT THING.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes i wonder the type of brain in these guys heads cos of the type of solutions they profer.

Anonymous said...

Mr Fowler, you are not serious. Recently you proposed that for companies to stamp any share transfer instrument at FIRS, they must produce the tax clearance of one of the Directors in the company. I hope you know FIRS is loosing money because of this because every company now relinquishes the shares instead of transferring it so who is loosing. Keep coming up with all this ur stupid policies and see how FIRS continues to loose money. Give the immigration officials money and see if they wont waive it.

Anonymous said...

Linda please i want to report what Nigerian Immigration Service is doing to expatriates. Anyone who gets a visa to come into Nigeria has to extend their visa immediately they come into Nigeria. How can you pay for a 3 month visa from another country to enter Nigeria and once you land here you are required to get another visa. Nigeria Immigration Services says the visa issued by the embassy in other countries is for Foreign Affairs when you come, you come and get Immigration visa in Nigeria. Please what is wrong with the black man. If you get a UK or US visa, you go to the country with the visa and come back . Nigeria, you come here and get another visa. Like seriously. please publish this. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

How do these Imbeciles get to these positions in the first place.
What has tax got to do with Passport are you for real. Where on earth does that even happen. Here in the U.S you are entitled to a passport as long as you can show your
birth certificate among-st other options of citizenship. If i live outside Nigeria or i have dual citizenship what then happens. Who did this to us in the first place. what fucking standard of living are you talking about. A country that cannot provide the first basic necessity for living which is Power, you are now asking for taxes, on what should i even ask. I am tired it's not even worth my time.

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