Communiqué issued at the end of the 137th meeting of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) held on the 12th to 14th march, 2017 at noktel resort Ilorin, Kwara State

The JTB held its 137th Meeting on the 12th to 14th March, 2017 at Noktel Resort Ilorin, Kwara State. The Theme of the meeting was “Collaboration Among Tax Authorities: It’s Impact On Revenue Generation And Service Delivery To Taxpayer”. The Board deliberated on various issues and decided as follows:

  1. The Joint Tax Board to continue to exhibit professionalism and efficiency in tax administration towards all taxpayers.
  2. The Joint Tax Board will continue to vigorously pursue effective collaboration and synergy amongst stakeholders as a means of providing better services for taxpayers and increased Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
  3. State Governments to grant administrative and financial autonomy to all tax authorities to enable them perform optimally.
  4. States to always remit taxes due to the federal government as and when due.
  5. Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) requested to partner with JTB for more effective tax administration and revenue generation, and was consequently accepted and accorded Observer Status of the Joint Tax Board.
  6. Traditional institutions and all stakeholders at the State and Local Government levels to increase support to tax administrators by way of advocacy and advancing taxation as a civic responsibility.
  7. The Joint Tax Board agreed to integrate various taxpayer databases existing at the Federal and State tax authorities into one platform to enable accessibility amongst the members for more efficient service delivery to taxpayers.

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