FIRS sets to track tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service said it has launched a national intelligence gathering system to gather data and track all tax evaders and defaulters in the country.

The move is aimed at bringing tax defaulters to book as well as ensuring that they pay their fair share of taxes to the country.
The Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, said this on Wednesday in Abuja during an inter-agency collaborative visit to the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Prof. Bolaji Owansanoye.

Nami, according to a statement from the FIRS on Wednesday night, also said that the service was restructuring and revamping its system to enable it meet and even surpass its 2020 revenue target.
The statement was signed by the Director, Communications and Liaison Department, Abdullahi Ahmad.

The FIRS boss said the intelligence gathering system was information and communication technology-based and was being implemented in close collaboration with the ICPC and other anti-corruption agencies as well as financial institutions.

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