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Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by great664(m): 1:02pm On Oct 31, 2019
So my manager called me this morning that Revenue in Jos, Plateau State came to demand Tax for having TV and Radio in my shop (mind you, it's strictly for entertainment only)...

I have paid normal shop/office revenue and also Banner revenue...

What is Radio and Television Revenue?

Help us because this state won't stop milking business owners.

Check the demand notice attached.

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Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by great664(m): 1:48pm On Oct 31, 2019
Everybody just dey view and pass. No comment...


Lalasticlala please help move this to gain wider audience as this is very serious and urgent.

Thank you
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by naptu2: 2:08pm On Oct 31, 2019
great664:
So my manager called me this morning that Revenue in Jos, Plateau State came to demand Tax for having TV and Radio in my shop (mind you, it's strictly for entertainment only)...

I have paid normal shop/office revenue and also Banner revenue...

What is Radio and Television Revenue?

Help us because this state won't stop milking business owners.

Check the demand notice attached.

According to the constitution local governments are responsible for collecting radio and television license fees. We inherited this practice from the British.

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Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by izzou(m): 2:17pm On Oct 31, 2019
And why is it #30,000?

That's too much
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by naptu2: 2:23pm On Oct 31, 2019
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
1999


Fourth Schedule



Functions of a Local Government Council





1. The main functions of a local government council are as follows:

(a) the consideration and the making of recommendations to a State commission on economic planning or any similar body on -

(i) the economic development of the State, particularly in so far as the areas of authority of the council and of the State are affected, and

(ii) proposals made by the said commission or body;

(b) collection of rates, radio and television licences;

http://www.nigeria-law.org/ConstitutionOfTheFederalRepublicOfNigeria.htm
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by Xisnin(m): 2:28pm On Oct 31, 2019
naptu2:


According to the constitution local governments are responsible for collecting radio and television license fees. We inherited this practice from the British.

Britain tax its citizens to operate public radio and cable such as the BBC.

Most Nigerians however only use private channels so this tax is inappropriate.
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by naptu2: 2:30pm On Oct 31, 2019
Xisnin:

Britain tax its citizens to operate public radio and cable such as the BBC.

Most Nigerians however only use private channels so this tax is inappropriate.

There were no private channels when we inherited the tax from the British (that provision has been in every constitution since 1960 and private broadcasting was only legalised in 1993).

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Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by great664(m): 2:32pm On Oct 31, 2019
naptu2:


According to the constitution local governments are responsible for collecting radio and television license fees. We inherited this practice from the British.


That's for having Radio/Television in my business place?
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by great664(m): 2:34pm On Oct 31, 2019
naptu2:


http://www.nigeria-law.org/ConstitutionOfTheFederalRepublicOfNigeria.htm

Okay... So I have to pay license for having a TV and watching Private channels on it in my shop?
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by Xisnin(m): 2:34pm On Oct 31, 2019
naptu2:


There were no private channels when we inherited the tax from the British (that provision has been in every constitution since 1960).
Laws are made for men, not men for the law.
We also inherited the parliamentary and regional government from the Brits?
Where are those systems today?

"It used to be that way" is not a sound argument.
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by naptu2: 2:35pm On Oct 31, 2019
great664:


That's for having Radio/Television in my business place?

Yes.

It began in the UK because the BBC was not authorised to carry advertisements and they did not want the government to fund it directly. Therefore, people had to get a license to own a radio or TV set.

We inherited it from the British and it has been in our constitution since then, despite the fact that the NTA and Radio Nigeria are allowed to carry advertisements.

It's not a law by the local government or by Buhari. It's in the constitution. In fact, in Lagos, they've started collecting license fees for car radios.

The only way to remove that provision is by a constitutional amendment
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by naptu2: 2:36pm On Oct 31, 2019
Xisnin:

Laws are made for men, not men for the law.
We also inherited the parliamentary and regional government from the Brits?
Where are those systems today?

"It used to be that way" is not a sound argument.



naptu2:


Yes.

It began in the UK because the BBC was not authorised to carry advertisements and they did not want the government to fund it directly. Therefore, people had to get a license to own a radio or TV set.

We inherited it from the British and it has been in our constitution since then, despite the fact that the NTA and Radio Nigeria are allowed to carry advertisements.

It's not a law by the local government or by Buhari. It's in the constitution. In fact, in Lagos, they've started collecting license fees for car radios.

The only way to remove that provision is by a constitutional amendment
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by naptu2: 2:38pm On Oct 31, 2019
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by naptu2: 2:41pm On Oct 31, 2019
They are also complaining about it in the UK.

TV licence should be scrapped, says poll
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1411467/TV-licence-should-be-scrapped-says-poll.html
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by great664(m): 4:49pm On Oct 31, 2019
Inside life
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by naptu2: 5:04pm On Oct 31, 2019
great664:
Inside life

Now, since you now know that there is such a thing as radio/TV license, my advice is that you should investigate that notice to find out if it is genuine. 30,000 naira is a very high rate.

Local governments know that this is one of the few ways that they can get money from citizens and local government officials also know this, so you have to investigate and find out if this is the real rate or whether a local government official is trying to extort money from you.
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by great664(m): 10:12pm On Oct 31, 2019
naptu2:


Now, since you now know that there is such a thing as radio/TV license, my advice is that you should investigate that notice to find out if it is genuine. 30,000 naira is a very high rate.

Local governments know that this is one of the few ways that they can get money from citizens and local government officials also know this, so you have to investigate and find out if this is the real rate or whether a local government official is trying to extort money from you.

Thank you so much for everything Sir and the time... I was away before....

I really appreciate...

From what I gathered, our competitor paid them so they want us to also pay.

I will personally visit and see how it goes.

Lastly, I will try to take it up to see how NASS can amend such nonsense...

Once again thank you so much and everyone that enlightened me on this.
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by ursullalinda(f): 10:17pm On Oct 31, 2019
great664:


Okay... So I have to pay license for having a TV and watching Private channels on it in my shop?


Wetin man no go see.....So all this aboki's carrying radio up and down will be taxed.....hmmm.....very funny
Re: Tax On Radio/television (buhari Or Legit?) by great664(m): 10:25pm On Oct 31, 2019
ursullalinda:



Wetin man no go see.....So all this aboki's carrying radio up and down will be taxed.....hmmm.....very funny

I tire o... That they wanted to be taxing residential just the way LASG is taxing Car owners for car stereo...

No job, no light, no road, nothing from government, we struggle to create something for ourselves so we won't join "bad gang" still they won't allow us rest from tax this, tax that. Wetin Nigeria want from us? Untill we carry gun and start killing everyone before they will sit up?

Not all depression and frustration ends in suicide, some may take thousands of people before going...

Warning to Nigeria... Please thread with caution.

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