FIRS denies plans to impose taxes on content creators

Bisola David
Bisola David
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The Federal Inland Revenue Service has stated that it does not plan to tax content creators online.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that individuals who create skits are exempt from FIRS taxation.

The agency was reportedly considering taxing internet content creators, often known as “skit makers,” in an attempt to increase government revenue. This has been the subject of several discussions in recent weeks.

A new framework aiming at improving the country’s tax administration was introduced by the FIRS in another development.

The Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Dr. Zacch Adedeji, said “The structure represents attempts to pursue a more effective and modern approach to tax administration.

“This approach positions FIRS at the forefront of innovation, ensuring that we meet the evolving needs of our taxpayers in a rapidly changing world.

“The structure advocates a comprehensive approach to taxpayer services, consolidating our core functions and support under one umbrella.

He also added that by tailoring services to specific taxpayer segments, they aim to simplify the taxpayer experience.

He continued, “No more complexities, no more overlaps, just a seamless and user-friendly interaction for every taxpayer.’’

He also claimed that the move would shift the agency away from traditional tax categorization.

The FIRS is the agency responsible for assessing, collecting and accounting for tax and other revenues accruing to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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