September 21, 2021

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Rivers State and Lagos State Stopped From Collecting VAT

The government of Rivers State and Lagos State has been ordered by a court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to stop collecting Value Added Tax pending the determination of an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

the court said the order was made to preserve the “Res” of the appeal before it gave the order on Friday September 10.

The appellate court which said the order was to preserve the ‘Res’ (subject matter) of the appeal before it, gave the order on Friday September 10. 

This came after Attorney-General of Lagos state, Moyosore Onigbanjo informed the court of an application for the Lagos state government to be joined as a co-respondent in the appeal filed by FIRS. 

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