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Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by doris00: 12:33pm On Aug 22, 2019
The Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria, has described as embarrassing the listing of the Church by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, as one of the tax defaulting companies.

It was gathered that the Government revenue agency had listed the church alongside 19,901 other accounts that were yet to regularise their tax status.

A statement it posted to that effect had read: “This is to notify all Companies, which had their Bank Accounts placed under Lien by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) pursuant to Section 31 of the FIRS Act, but are yet to regularise their tax status with the FIRS, that if they fail, refuse or neglect to pay the tax due within 30 days of this Notice, the FIRS shall in accordance with Section 49 (2) (a- d) of the FIRS Act proceed and enforce the payment of the said tax against all the Directors, Managers, Secretaries and every other person concerned in the management of the Companies and recover the said tax from such persons without further notice.”

Reacting on Thursday through a statement in Enugu by its General Secretary Rev Dr Godwin Amaowoh, Assemblies of God Church said its listing among the category of tax defaulters was a height of official recklessness.

While describing the development as an act fueled by ignorance, the Church demanded the immediate retraction of the said publication.

“We received with bewilderment and embarrassment publications classifying the Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria among tax defaulting companies.

“It came to us with huge surprise considering that at no time had religious organizations been taxable in Nigeria, and how the Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria, now became an exception beats our imagination.

“It is either the person who did this categorization and fueled the publications in some online media outfits did so out of ignorance or it was an act of mischief. We say ignorance in the sense that the person who listed the Assemblies of God into list of defaulters may need to be taught that Churches are not taxable, or mischief as the person may have chosen to deliberately embarrass the Church.

“Either way, we demand that for whatever intent and purpose, the said misleading and embarrassing publication should be retracted by the FIRS.

“The Assemblies of God is a law-abiding Church and would not allow its name to be dragged into an act of lawlessness and disobedience to the extant laws of the land.

“For the avoidance of doubts, The Assemblies of God Nigeria as Registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission is a non-profit making Organization and the Law respects That”

“While we await the FIRS to do the needful in this regard, we urge all our members to remain calm as there is no cause for alarm,” he said.



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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by successmatters(m): 12:36pm On Aug 22, 2019
If the government want to fight GOD, they will soon meet their fate according to what the Bible, the authentic word of GOD says.

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by psucc(m): 12:39pm On Aug 22, 2019
I hope thy resolve this asap.

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by seunmsg(m): 12:43pm On Aug 22, 2019
successmatters:
If the government want to fight GOD, they will soon meet their fate.


Assemblies of God church is not God and asking the church to obey the law does not amount to fighting God. So, don’t mix the two together.

Church are exempted from paying taxes from income generated from tithes and offerings majorly. However, if they generate other incomes from commercial activities such as sales of books and other items, operation of schools etc, they are duty bound to pay taxes on such incomes. Salaries paid to pastors and other workers in the church are also taxable. The church should go and pay up its taxes instead of throwing tantrums around.

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by successmatters(m): 12:50pm On Aug 22, 2019
seunmsg:


Assemblies of God church is not God and asking the church to obey the law does not amount to fighting God. So, don’t mix the two together.

Church are exempted from paying taxes from income generated from tithes and offerings majorly. However, if they generate other incomes from commercial activities such as sales of books and other items, operation of schools etc, they are duty bound to pay taxes on such incomes. Salaries paid to pastors and other workers in the church are also taxable. The church should go and pay up its taxes instead of throwing tantrums around.

Every church is God's property and you must be careful about how you approach them before you draw the wrath of GOD.

Which income did they generate from books or your just yammering along because you can type rubbish?

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by seunmsg(m): 12:59pm On Aug 22, 2019
successmatters:


Which income did they generate from books or your just yammering along because you can type rubbish?

Just ignore if you don’t know. Churches that engage in commercial activities pay taxes. If they are not into any commercial activities, FIRS won’t be after them.

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by successmatters(m): 1:11pm On Aug 22, 2019
seunmsg:


Just ignore if you don’t know. Churches that engage in commercial activities pay taxes. If they are not into any commercial activities, FIRS won’t be after them.

What about mosques that engage in commercial activities?

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by JOHNSONSOLAFUNMI(m): 1:17pm On Aug 22, 2019
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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by WalkerMichael(m): 1:17pm On Aug 22, 2019
Lol. Medicine after death. Please go and pay your TAX jare.. You take from people and find it difficult to perform your civic duty to the FG... OK.. What about other activities you run in the name of the CHURCH?? undecided

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by Houseofglam7(f): 1:17pm On Aug 22, 2019
undecided

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by hakeem4(m): 1:18pm On Aug 22, 2019
I’m really sorry to say this, you’re an unserious fellow. Why shouldn’t the government tax the church?
successmatters:
If the government want to fight GOD, they will soon meet their fate.

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by DrNueLpureHoney(m): 1:18pm On Aug 22, 2019
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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by bro4u: 1:18pm On Aug 22, 2019
Assemblies of God is right, I'm not just defending it because it is my church but because FIRS took this too far, yes we publish Open Heavens devotionals but not only AG publishes such, we have Dunamis with theirs, Dr. Chris has Our daily manna, winners has theirs, etc. And you can't tell me the AG publishing house in Aba is a tax defaulter that I know for sure. When it comes to business AG is not that into such a unlike some churches, we have our fully accredited University. Bottom line is if truly any of the businesses is defaulting, why not just list the business name rather than calling out the Church, business is a separate entity and should be treated as one. Rubbish

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by ednut1(m): 1:18pm On Aug 22, 2019
successmatters:


Every church is God's property and you must be careful about how you approach them before you draw the wrath of GOD.

Which income did they generate from books or your just yammering along because you can type rubbish?
gods property indeed. Like they included God in the cac documents ba

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by 3rdavefarms(m): 1:19pm On Aug 22, 2019
Then they should first Tax Lagos Island Mosque
Kano central mosque and Ilorin emir Mosque

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by Kekewi22: 1:19pm On Aug 22, 2019
Thanks

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by MysteryFinder: 1:19pm On Aug 22, 2019
Can't be as embarrassing as Sokoloan.

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by NaijaMutant(f): 1:20pm On Aug 22, 2019
seunmsg:


Assemblies of God church is not God and asking the church to obey the law does not amount to fighting God. So, don’t mix the two together.

Church are exempted from paying taxes from income generated from tithes and offerings majorly. However, if they generate other incomes from commercial activities such as sales of books and other items, operation of schools etc, they are duty bound to pay taxes on such incomes. Salaries paid to pastors and other workers in the church are also taxable. The church should go and pay up its taxes instead of throwing tantrums around.
seunmsg:


Just ignore if you don’t know. Churches that engage in commercial activities pay taxes. If they are not into any commercial activities, FIRS won’t be after them.
WalkerMichael:
Lol. Medicine after death. Please go and pay your tax. What about other activities you run in the name of the church? undecided
hakeem4:
I’m really sorry to say this, you’re an unserious fellow. Why shouldn’t the government tax the church?
ednut1:
gods property indeed. Like they included God in the cac documents ba

Your hatred for the church will surely consume you

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by crafteck(m): 1:20pm On Aug 22, 2019
successmatters:


Every church is God's property and you must be careful about how you approach them before you draw the wrath of GOD.

Which income did they generate from books or your just yammering along because you can type rubbish?
every human was created and owned by God, should we stop paying

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by Sirpaul(m): 1:20pm On Aug 22, 2019
FIRS ........... face Obasanjo

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by successmatters(m): 1:21pm On Aug 22, 2019
ednut1:
gods property indeed. Like they included God in the cac documents ba

Assemblies Of God, they included GOD.

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by MobilityExpress: 1:21pm On Aug 22, 2019
Buhari government is taking incompetence to NEXT LEVEL. Wawu grin

3rdavefarms:
Then they should first Tax Lagos Island Mosque
Kano central mosque and Ilorin emir Mosque

Loud it! Very incompetent hypocrites

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by Orissodiq: 1:22pm On Aug 22, 2019
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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by Nobody: 1:23pm On Aug 22, 2019
successmatters:


What about mosques that engage in commercial activities?


such as?

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by Kenmatt(m): 1:23pm On Aug 22, 2019
Assemblies of God, please can you explain to me why your GS was in law Court a time ago in a battle of who cotnrols the affairs of the Church.

It is a high time all religious organizations in Nigeria started paying tax.

They are no longer Fishers of men but Fishers of money.

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Re: Alleged Tax Default: FIRS’ Action Embarrassing – Assemblies Of God Church by Nobody: 1:24pm On Aug 22, 2019
NaijaMutant:


Your hatred for the church will surely consume you


really? the church? when it comes to issues like this the church becomes one; when it come to collecting tithe and living large, things become denominational. fake people

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