Exploring the Tactics Used by Tax Evaders in Nigeria and FIRS’ Countermeasures.

Introduction: As Nigeria strives for economic development and fiscal stability, the issue of tax evasion remains a significant challenge. Tax evasion, the illegal act of evading the payment of taxes, not only deprives the government of much-needed revenue but also undermines the integrity of the entire tax system. In this article, we will delve into some common tactics employed by tax evaders in Nigeria and examine the proactive countermeasures implemented by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to curb this detrimental practice. Tactics Employed by Tax Evaders: FIRS’ Countermeasures: Conclusion: As tax evasion tactics evolve, so too must the strategies employed by tax authorities to counteract them. The FIRS, as the primary tax administration agency in Nigeria, is actively adapting to the changing landscape by deploying innovative measures and fostering international cooperation. By staying vigilant and employing a multi-faceted approach, the FIRS aims to create a tax environment that fosters compliance, transparency, and sustained economic growth for the benefit of all Nigerians. For professional advice on Accountancy, Transfer Pricing, Tax, Assurance, Outsourcing, online accounting support, Company Registration, and CAC matters, please contact Sunmola David & CO (Chartered Accountants & Tax Practitioners) at Lagos, Ogun state Nigeria offices, www.sunmoladavid.com. You can also reach us via WhatsApp at +2348038460036.