Dec 9, 2021

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List: New Records As Northern State Beats Entire Southeast in VAT Collection

Recent data from the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) shows that a new record has been set for VAT collection across Nigeria. The records are from sales tax receipts.

The records viewed by the Daily Trust show that within eight months of 2021, Kano earned more sales tax than within eight months the entire southeastern region.

While only Kano received N24.4 billion, the five states in the zone together received N20 billion in sales tax, the Daily Nigerian added in one of its publications

According to the FIRS chat, the five best states are Lagos, FCT, Rivers, Oyo and Kano, while the five least in this regard are Taraba, Benue, Kebbi, Imo and. are Zamfara.

In no particular order, other states and how much they have collected are listed below:

Kaduna – N19bn

Akwa Ibom – N9.3bn

Bayelsa – N13bn

Delta – N13bn

Edo – N9bn

Ogun – N11bn

Abia – N2.2 billion

Cross River – N1.9 billion

Osun – N2, 07 billion

Ekiti – N6.2 billion

Ondo – N4.8 billion

< p class = "align-left"> Imo – N1.01 billion

Yobe – N9.3bn

Akwa Ibom – N9.3bn

Edo – N9bn

Ebonyi – N7.2 billion

Ekiti – N6.2 billion

VAT dispute: Court decides on important application from Lagos

In the meantime, the B Abuja appeals court upheld a motion by the Lagos state government to join Rivers State on the FIRS appeal. FIRS appealed to the appellate court over the To contest the collection of VAT by the States.

At the hearing on the matter resumed on Thursday, September 30th, the court upheld the Lagos motion and ordered that all proceedings submitted are served on the Attorney General. Moyosore Onigbanjo.

Justice Haruna Simon Tsanami took the view in the judgment that Lagos has effectively shown that it has a sufficient protective interest by making it a party in the case

The court dismissed the objections of the FIRS and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and joined the Attorney General of Lagos State as the third defendant.

The case was later adjourned to Thursday, October 7th and tried in the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, capital of River State.