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Labour union commends FIRS on improved revenue generation

The Association   of   Senior  Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has commended the management of the Federal Inland   Revenue   Service  (FIRS)   for   a   record   increase in  revenue   generation in June.

In a statement in Abuja, the ASCSN National President, Tommy Etim Okon, and Secretary-General, Alade Bashir Lawal, expressed delight that the FIRS raked in a whopping amount last month.

“It is indeed remarkable that in spite of the economic meltdown occasioned by the ravages of COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Inland Revenue Service was able to generate more than N650 billion last month, the highest in one month since the outbreak of the global disease.

“We wish to commend the management team of the agency led by the Executive Chairman,   Muhammad Nami, and members   of staff for this outstanding performance,” the Union stated.

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According   to   the   ASCSN,   it   was   evident   from   last   month’s performance, that if given further motivation, the agency would even  generate sufficient revenue to finance the Federal Government’s budgets.

It added that the increase in  revenue was a product of the new tax reform known as Tax Administration Solution (TaxProMax) introduced by the Nami-led management team to ease tax compliance.

“The new tax regime, which took off on 7th  June 2021, enhances seamless registration, filing, payment of taxes and automatic credit of withholding tax as well as other credits to tax payers’ accounts including a single-view to tax payers for all transactions with the Agency,” the Union stated.

The ASCSN urged the government to give the FIRS the enabling environment and tools it needs for optimal output and disregard the activities of fifth columnists within and outside the agency, including failed experts,   be   they   economists   or   labour   leaders   bent   on   smearing   the   performance profile of the new management team.

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