The Management of the Federal Capital Territory, Internal Revenue Service ( FCT-IRS) has established an independent tax office for Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
This is contained in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications FCT-IRS, Mr Mustapha Sumaila.
The statement says, prior to the separation of IPPIS’s new office, it was originally under the Ministry, Department and Agencies (MDAs) tax office.
According to the statement, the Management of FCT-IRS over time thought it necessary to establish an independent tax office in order to aid prompt and effective service delivery and consequently improve revenue generation in the territory.
The new office which is located at No. 11, Block “D” Kwame Nkrumah Street, off Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro, Abuja had begun operations on the 1st of June 2022 and taxpayers are hereby advised to visit the office for any transaction related to IPPIS.
The Acting Executive Chairman of the Service, Mr Haruna Abdullahi during a stakeholders meeting stated that the management had taken deliberate measures and approaches to introduce some reforms to boost revenue collection in the FCT.
“We have taken some measures in terms of innovations and reforms to change the narrative with a view to enhance our tax collection for the territory.
“The benefits of these reforms may not be felt immediately but gradually and as time goes on, we will begin to reap from the seeds we have sowed. What I’m saying, in essence, is that this transformation will have long term effects in terms of benefits for the service”.
The Statement says the IPPIS tax office will be in charge of taxes being collected from MDAs that are under IPPIS and it will be effectively headed by a Tax Controller with a full staff complement.
Reporting by Remi Johnson; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino