FIRS Lauds EFCC’s Role in Checking Tax Evasion
Babatunde Fowler, Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has lauded the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for its role particularly in the recovery of N28 billion from various tax defaulters across the country.
“Through the intervention of the EFCC, the agency has been experiencing high level of tax compliance and it’s yielding positive results”, he said.
Fowler gave the commendation on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 when he led a delegation of the FIRS officials comprising the Joint Tax Team and top management members of the agency on a visit to the EFCC, Abuja.
According to him, “when tax defaulters are reported and invited to your office (EFCC), we see results, we don’t know how you do it, but we are seeing results and people are complying”.
He believed that the FIRS alone cannot curtail the activities of tax evaders without the collaboration of other national and international agencies such as the EFCC.
The FIRS emphasized the need to strengthen the existing collaboration and synergy between the two agencies and assured that his organization would explore every other means backed by law to ensure that taxes are paid and not diverted.
According to him, if taxes are paid, funds would be available for government to provide the infrastructure needed for the socio-economic well-being of the citizenry.
Responding, Magu, assured that “the Commission is ever ready to partner any agency, organisation or individual in fighting corruption for the purpose of moving the nation forward.
He appreciated his visitors and called on all Nigerians to join the fight against corruption right from home, offices and in whatever way they could in order to ensure a better future for the incoming generation.
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