Communiqué issued at the end of the 122nd Meeting of the Joint Tax Board held from 26th to 28th April, 2010 at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, FCT.

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Preamble
The Joint Tax Board held its 122nd Meeting from 26th to 28th April, 2010 in Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, FCT, with the theme – “Improving Collaboration with Stakeholders”. The Board deliberated on various issues and reached the following major decisions:-

1. Menace of Multiple Taxation:
The Joint Tax Board noted the ongoing deliberations and dialogue with key stakeholders and joins the National Economic Council in condemning this illegal act. The Board also reiterated that in accordance with the Taxes and Levies Act Cap T2 LFN 2004, it is illegal to mount road blocks for the purpose of collecting any tax or levy.

2. Uniformity of Personal Income Tax in Nigeria:
The Board reaffirmed that there is no new tax regime in the country and called on all taxpayers to comply fully with the provisions of the existing tax laws.

3. Cooperation and collaboration with other Agencies:
In line with the theme of the 122nd JTB meeting, the Board acknowledged the progress made in this respect and called for more collaborative efforts with various stakeholders for effective tax administration.

4. First National Tax Policy:
The Board acclaimed the recent approval of the first National Tax Policy by Government. The general public is enjoined to familiarize themselves with the content of this policy document as it will serve as a general guide on taxation in Nigeria.

5 E-Payment System:
The Board acknowledged the many benefits of the e-payment system and enjoins all stakeholders to work towards overcoming challenges and lapses in its implementation, particularly as it relates to remittances of taxes.

Ifueko Omoigui Okauru        Femi Edgal
Chairman, Joint Tax Board        Secretary, Joint Tax Board

Year of Meeting: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010