About TIN and its benefits
The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
is a number which would be used to identify a taxpayer (you) for life and could be obtained in any office of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (F.I.R.S) nation-wide or in any office of all 36 States Board of Inland Revenue (S.B.I.R).
Getting a TIN is free. Be one of the first to register and you could get free TIN souvenir.
Part of the benefits of you getting a TIN is that:
- It would help you to avoid being taxed multiple times unknowingly
- You can use it to track all your tax records
- It would allow the government to better plan, create budget, and meet your needs and expectations as a citizen of Nigeria.
Your previous tax payments will not be affected by you getting a TIN.
TIN is an initiative of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) and you can learn more about it on the official website of the TIN Program.
What your tax does
Wondering what your tax does?
Your tax avails the government adequate funds for developmental projects such as:
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- Road construction
- Providing adequate electricity
- Providing potable water
- Providing funding for education
- Providing security
When you don't pay your tax
Are you paying your taxes?
Declining oil revenue as revealed in these articles here
; and you defaulting in tax payment have severe consequences.
With the government not funded to work to provide you with the basic amenities you need, your situation is better left to imagination.
Want to view some of the consequences of you not paying tax?
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Slide each section in the puzzle until you form any one of the complete pictures displayed on the left.