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Public Notice: Prosecution of Tax Offences.

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (“the Service”) wishes to notify the general public that:

  1. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 47 of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, No.13, 2007 (as amended) (“the FIRSEA”), the Service shall henceforth prosecute all tax offences listed in the Part VI of the FIRSEA and other relevant tax laws; particularly offences of tax evasion, tax fraud, failure to deduct or remit tax, obstruction, false declaration, counterfeiting of documents, failure to file tax returns etc.
  2. The attention of the general public is equally drawn to the provisions of S.49(2) of the the FIRSEA which provide for the prosecution of Directors, Managers, Secretaries, Partners and every person involved in the management of the affairs of a company, firm or association where a tax offence is committed by that company, firm or association.
  3. The public, and particularly taxpayers, tax practitioners, managements of companies, agents, etc. are hereby enjoined to comply with the provisions of Section 24(f) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) by registering for tax, declaring all income honestly, correctly and accurately, and paying appropriate taxes in compliance with relevant tax laws in order to avoid prosecution.

Further enquiries on this notice should be directed to the:

Executive Chairman,

Federal Inland Revenue Service,

Revenue House,

No 15, Sokode Crescent,Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja.

Or

Director, Legal and Prosecution Department,

Federal Inland Revenue Service,

Revenue House (Annex 1),

No 20 Sokode Crescent,Wuse Zone 5, Abuja

Signed

Muhammad Nami

Executive Chairman

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