It is safe to say that the advent of technology has revolutionized the way we do a lot of things including taxation, especially for the Nigerian System
Nigeria is fast adopting technology to boost tax collection as the headline ‘Nigeria Offers Instant Tax Certificate Collection’ is aimed by the administration to ease the collection of taxes, encouraging trust in the administration.
This signifies that most of the transactions and administrations that were previously carried out physically are now done electronically.
Nigeria Offers Instant Tax Certificate Collection: More on the Update
The move by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is said by the revenue-generating agency to prevent taxpayers the worry of having to wait for two weeks before they can get their Tax Clearance Certificates.
This recent announcement by the FIRS will allow taxpayers to obtain their Tax Clearance Certificate in a single click via the Taxpro Max solution.
What is the TaxPro Max?
Introduced by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in June 2021, the TaxPro Max is an online platform that makes taxpayer registration, tax returns filing, tax payment, tax clearance certificate requests, and other functionalities easier and faster.
The “One Click” Tax Certificate Collection Process
The announcement of this came as a huge relief to taxpayers who have always had to go through a rigorous process that takes up to two weeks just to get their tax certificate.
This innovative step is part of the wide-scale technological reforms that the Service has commenced in its attempt to accomplish complete automation of its tax administration functions.
The Executive Chairman of the FIRS Comments
According to the Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, part of the tax body’s function is to make life as easy as possible for the taxpayers and come up with ways to ease trading in the country.
He mentioned that FIRS has the taxpayers at the heart of its innovations and solutions, which is why they arranged for the TaxPro Max solution to be able to provide taxpayers with Tax Clearance Certificates in the quickest time possible.
More on the TaxPro Max Solution
Mr. Muhammad explained that as long as they are not owed, taxpayers should be able to get their Tax Clearance Certificates at the click of a button.
He further mentioned that some other terms and conditions have to be met.
According to him, this initiative was introduced as a token of appreciation for the taxpayers’ contribution to national development and he also promised that the tax body would continue to devise more innovations like this to make their lives easier.
FIRS Admonishes Taxpayers
Mr. Muhammad urged taxpayers not to relent in their efforts at tax remittance, pointing out that the taxes they pay is what the government used to finance social amenities, secure the life and properties of the citizens, and provide infrastructures such as schools, hospitals, and so on.
He then concluded by imploring the taxpayers to trust the government to do the needful and take good care of all of its citizens.
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