FG Calls For Harmonisation Of NIN, TIN For Easy Access To Tax Information

FG Calls For Harmonisation Of NIN, TIN For Easy Access To Ta Information. The Federal Government has called for the harmonisation of the National Identification Number (NIN) and Tax Identification Number (TIN). This is to enable coordination of the data base in tax administration.

According to a statement made on Monday in Abuja by Mr. Ozoya Imohimi, the ministry’s director of press and public relations, on behalf of Interior Minister Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Nigerian government has advocated for the harmonization of NIN and TIN.

This is part of the government’s efforts to ease access to information on taxable income in the country.

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The minister made the call when the Secretary of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), Mr Olusegun Adesokun, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

The minister, who complained about the issue of tax avoidance, asserted that if the NIN and TIN were harmonized, people would find it very hard to evade tax.

According to him, many expatriates today are evading tax both at the state and Federal levels.

He therefore advocated for a strong working relationship between the Joint Tax Board (JTB) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), noting that this would help to ensure better accomplishments.

He continued that the NIN should be the unique security identifier that would show tax status and all the relevant information needed.

Tunji-Ojo called for the adoption and implementation of technology to aid the harmonization of crucial information.

In his comment, the Secretary of the Joint Tax Board, Olusegun Adesokan, mentioned that the purpose of his working visit to the Ministry was to try to find a more meaningful collaboration with the Ministry, improve capacity building with the NIS and begin a dialogue on issues that have to do with expatriate data, and expatriate tax.


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