When implemented, Obomegie said the new system, for which a committee had been set up, would help to ensure that both politicians and non-political persons pay the right taxes.
She said: “There is resistance to pay tax in Nigeria. When you go out to collect these taxes, people ask you certain questions that you cannot even answer, especially about political office holders. People tell us, for example, that lawmakers earn millions but that you are trying to collect tax from them to pay the politicians”.
JTB was set up to ensure uniformity of standards and application of Personal Income Tax in Nigeria. The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service is its Chairman. The Board has a representative from each state.