FIRS, Rivers, Lagos lock horns over VAT; Gombe begs

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Law backs us, states can’t collect VAT, FIRS insists

Gombe begs southern states to bebrother’s keeper’ in push for VAT collection

•Wike threatens to take over FIRS offices in Rivers

Says Rivers money not for Abuja people

Lagos generates over N500bn VAT annually—Speaker

Vows to enforce Rivers judgment in Lagos

Face-off unhealthy for business, underscores need for fiscal federalism —OPS

•Other stakeholders react

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Peter Egwuatu, Yinka Kolawole, Ebun Sessou, Nelson Alu & Elizabeth Ushie

AS controversies over collection of Value Added Tax, VAT, swirl at federal and state levels of government, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, said it has the backing of the Value Added Tax, VAT Act to collect the tax across the country.

This came as Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, threatened to “take over” all offices of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FISR, in…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper