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Published On: Mon, Jan 12th, 2015

FIRS generates N1.19tr in Q3, 2014

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firs logo3The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday said it had generated N1.19 trillion from taxes in the third quarter of 2014.

In a report released in Abuja, The FIRS said the revenue was generated from oil and non-oil taxes.

It said N594.79 billion, representing 49.6 per cent of the revenue, was generated from Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), while N604.43 billion, representing 50.4 per cent, was collected from non-oil taxes.

A breakdown of the collection from non-oil taxes showed that company income tax accounted for N273.13 billion, N192.08 billion from Value Added Tax (VAT), while N115.17 billion was realized from education tax.

It said the collection from consolidated account during the period stood at N13.62 billion, while N4.56 was realised from gas income tax.

Stamp duty, according to the report, accounted for N2.37 billion during the period, while N1.52 billion was generated from capital gain tax.

It said N1.45 trillion collected in second quarter, indicating a decline of about N260 billion. (NAN)



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