FG Reconstitutes Tax Appeal Tribunals

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Adeosun, FAAC MeetingThe Federal Government has reconstituted the Tax Appeal Tribunals in the six geo-political zones as well as Lagos and Federal Capital Territory.

The reconstitution of the tribunals is in accordance with section 2(1) of the Fifth Schedule of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Establishment Act.

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who announced this on Thursday in Abuja, said the tribunals would adjudicate over disputes arising from the operation of Federal Tax Laws and Regulations in the country.

The minister said, “The reconstitution of the Tax Appeal Tribunals is an essential part of building tax payers trust and confidence in the fairness of the system.

“The Federal Ministry of Finance has undertaken a rigorous process to select competent persons on the basis of merit who will be expected to discharge their duties professionally.”

She added that the ministry sought nominations from a number of professional bodies and stakeholders, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).

The Tax Appeal Commissioners, according to the minister, are expected to hold office for a term of three years from the date of appointment.

Each tribunal is made up of a chairman and four commissioners knowledgeable in the laws, regulations, norms and practices of taxation in Nigeria, management and trade.

Abuja Tax Appeal Tribunal has Iriogbe Ayo Alice as Chairman, Prof. Ishola Rufus Akintoye, Ajayi Julius Bamidele, Dr. Almustapha Aliyu, and Nasiru Kuliya as members. Lagos Tax Appeal Tribunal has Lassise-Phillips Olanrewaju Moshood as Chairman; Dike Mark Anthony Chidolue, Sanusi Maijamaa Ajiya, Mrs. Titilola Akibayo, and Rasaq Adekunle Quadri as members.

North-East Zone Tax Appeal Tribunal, sitting in Bauchi, Bauchi State has Bagoni Alhaji Bukar as chairman. Members are Barr. Bashir Maidugu, Adamu Ismaila, Tijanayi Musa Isa, and Mrs. Nafisa Shehu Awak.

North West Zone Tax Appeal Tribunal, sitting in Kaduna, Kaduna State has Umar Mohammed Adamu as chairman, Isa Kabir Dandago, Bayero A.S. Muhammad, Abubakar-Gwandu Sameerah and Dr. Ahmad M. Kumshe as members.

North Central Zone Tax Appeal Tribunal, sitting in Jos, Plateau State has Barr. Richard Bala as Chairman; Barr. Emmanuel Seungwa Ukera, Ogbaenyi Ivan Chikwendu, Abdul Zaidu Idde, and Mrs. Atoki Dupe as members.

South West Zone Tax Appeal Tribunal, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State as Ajibola Akinmade as Chairman, Atitola Felix Bimbo, Falade Sufian Alani, Mrs. Queensley S. Seghosime, and Princess Elemanya Ebilah as members.

South East Zone Tax Appeal Tribunal, sitting in Enugu, Enugu State has Chukwuemeka Eze as Chairman. Members are Ide John Udeagbala, Anyaduba John Obiora, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuadigbo, and Obri Francis Ogar.

South South Zone Tax Appeal Tribunal, sitting in Benin, Edo State has Odiase-Alegimenlen Obehi as Chairman; Ala Peters David, Mrs. Hilda Ozoh, Ajokwu Vitalis Friday and Otusanya Olatunde Julius as members.

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