Tax Utilisation : Joint Tax Board Seeks Collaboration with Customs

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Tax Utilisation :  Joint Tax Board Seeks Collaboration with Customs

In a bid to ensure effective tax utilisation in the country, Mr. Olusegun Adesokan, the Secretary of Joint Tax Board, paid a working visit to the Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, MFR, on January 16, 2024.

The visit aimed at seeking collaboration between the two entities on crucial matters, including system integration and finalisation on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both agencies.


Photographs taken during the visit

During the meeting, Mr. Adesokan highlighted the need for a robust partnership between the Tax Board and Customs. The issues of system integration and pending MOU between the two agencies were emphasised, with discussions touching on a proposed technical training session to strengthen further collaboration.

In his remarks, CGC Adeniyi emphasised the importance of engaging stakeholders in achieving effective tax management. Stressing the importance of collaboration, he acknowledged that no entity can handle such matters in isolation. The CGC expressed his commitment to liaise with the Human Resources Department to explore the proposed technical training session.

Additionally, he directed the legal teams to hasten the processes that will lead to actualisation of the MOU.

Assistant Comptroller General of Customs in charge of ICT/Modernisation, Kikelomo Adeola, in her briefing, highlighted the advancements in integration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). The integration aims to register only those vehicles that have paid the correct customs duties, contributing to efficient tax management.

The collaborative effort between Joint Tax Board and Nigeria Customs Service underscores commitment by both agencies in fostering synergy to address crucial issues related to tax management and system integration.

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