FG Says Over 30m Taxable Nigerians Not Paying Tax

Federal government has said that over 30 million taxable Nigerians are not paying tax.

Director General of the federal budget office, Ben Akabueze, made this known at a forum in Abuja.

According to him, there are over 70 million Nigerians who are generating taxable incomes.

Akabueze, however, said that joint tax board puts the number of those paying tax out of the over 70 million at 41 million.

The budget office DG, said the trend is negatively affecting the tax drive of federal government to generate more revenue to meet its obligations.

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