Nigeria: Taxpayers Appeals For An Introduction To Property Tax

FROM taxpayers came a call for the introduction of property tax as a strategy of improving government revenue and distributing the tax band away from low income earners.

Mr. Julius Offodile, led other taxpayers to make this call in Abuja at a stakeholders interactive forum, by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, where the agency’s Ag. Executive Chairman, Alhaji Kabir Mashi, encouraged taxpayers to open up and speak on areas of tax administration which they are not comfortable with.

At the forum organized by the Large and Medium Tax Departments of the FIRS, some taxpayers suggested that government should make laws that would bring property owners to tax net and make them pay taxes on their properties.