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Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by ijustdey: 7:28pm On Oct 14
APC rep: Carpenters, taxi drivers should be made to pay tax — they make a lot of money


Fakeye Olufemi, a member of the house of representatives, says owners of small and medium-sized enterprises, including carpenters and taxi drivers, should be made to pay tax.

Olufemi, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Boluwaduro/Ifedayo/Ila federal constituency of Osun state, spoke on the floor of the house on Wednesday.

The finance act 2020 exempt small companies with an annual turnover of not more than N25 million from paying company income tax (CIT).

Olufemi, who was contributing to the 2022 budget debate during the plenary session, said this will enable the federal government to boost its revenue generation.

“Why I salute the honourable speaker and my colleagues herein seated and even the senate for complying with the request by the executive that we reset the button to a January to December cycle for budget making; I think it is fair to expect that if we do that — which we have done, there should be a properly timed implementation of the budget. I know it is easy to talk, it is more difficult to implement,” he said.

“I like to tell the executive; if you are going to borrow to implement the project for a year — they should be borrowing January, February and March not borrowing or trying to arrange the borrowing in the third or fourth quarter of the year for which you want to implement.

“I’m aware right now and it has been said here that only two quarterly releases have been made now — we are in the last quarter of the year. That makes a joke of all the effort that we put in day in, day out to ensure that the budget is passed in time.

“And I pay attention to revenue shortfall for the government and I begin to ask myself and I recall when I was young, everybody pays taxes. Whether you are a farmer, your daddy was a carpenter, whatever he did for a living, he paid tax.

“Now we have tended to forgive everybody their taxation except those who have an income where the tax is taken out of your income and the rest paid to you.

“I think our tax reform should be such that every Nigerian has a chance to contribute. Go out there and talk to 80 percent or 90 percent of the people of Nigeria, a lot of them that are self-employed; they don’t pay tax anymore

“So when we hear FIRS or tax organisations, even the tax joint board widening the tax net; why do they shy away from finding a way to make people pay — whether you are a carpenter, you are a taxi driver, you are selling rice in the market — these people make a lot of money but they don’t get to pay nothing. So I think that is an area I would like to see revenue boosting.”

https://www.thecable.ng/apc-rep-carpenters-taxi-drivers-should-be-made-to-pay-tax-they-make-a-lot-of-money

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by chatinent: 7:32pm On Oct 14
It irks me to realize my weak carpenter grandfather in the village who buys trees and turns them into logs, then to chairs used for public schools will have to be paying taxes...after he pays taxes indirectly by buying the trees, transporting himself, buying machines, buying fuel, paying rents, and feeding.

In another news, after Ndubuisi gets a car for Uber on hire-purchase, after he pays taxes buying fuel, buying tickets, bribing soldiers and policemen on the road, evading accidents, and dodging more portholes than roads...he will still have to pay the extra taxes for bearing the appellation of being a taxi driver. However, those having about fifty cars for entourage alone are called senior citizens.

In saner climes, the rich man understands that he pays more taxes because of more assets. In Nigeria, the rich man rejoices that the poor augments their assets with their taxes.

Welcome to a country that releases budgets every year but doesn't balance accounts after the financial year.

Welcome to the Fraudral Republic of Nigeria.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Olamideayomide(m): 7:33pm On Oct 14
O wa doju e bayi o..... Tax anything taxable by this government of the day

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by ItsGoodToBeGood(m): 7:33pm On Oct 14
gringringrin

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Wiseandtrue(f): 7:35pm On Oct 14
Come, all these our yeye leaders are enemies of progress!

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by lilvicky68(m): 7:37pm On Oct 14
Make una kuku tax us for sleeping and waking up in Nigeria.. grin

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by insidelife22(m): 7:37pm On Oct 14
Hmmm,to survive na work too.we all should start paying survival fee.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Alfamann: 7:38pm On Oct 14
I won't pay tax until herdsmen start paying tax.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Naijanascam: 7:39pm On Oct 14
And his constituency projects are not being accounted ..........

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by ElixExo(m): 7:41pm On Oct 14
EVERYONE should pay taxes, in fact there should be a system that automatically deducts the tax from your account.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Totilopussylick(m): 7:41pm On Oct 14
Another opportunity for thugs that will be handling the office lipsrsealed

Carpenters and taxes to pay taxes will solve the problems of Nigeria.

Indi ara undecided

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Totilopussylick(m): 7:43pm On Oct 14
ElixExo:
EVERYONE should pay taxes, in fact there should be a system that automatically deducts the tax from your account.
you mean all living being in the country should be paying taxes
Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Totilopussylick(m): 7:44pm On Oct 14
Alfamann:
I won't pay tax until herdsmen start paying tax.
that an excuse for another day lipsrsealed.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by ElixExo(m): 7:45pm On Oct 14
Totilopussylick:
you mean all living being in the country should be paying taxes

EVEN THE ANIMALS! The land itself will eventually pay taxes!

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Totilopussylick(m): 7:48pm On Oct 14
ElixExo:


EVEN THE ANIMALS! The land itself will eventually pay taxes!
I don't think the govt will be as foolish to think about land and Animals paying taxes cheesy.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by degamonn: 7:50pm On Oct 14
So that there will be more money for them to loot through budget padding.
If Nigerians know their right, we should be agitating and demanding for uni-camera legislature in the country.
Taxpayers' money is being wasted on them for doing nothing.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Comedian2019: 7:53pm On Oct 14
The idiots APC should fix all their roads first. I have discovered that APC's only mission is to kill all struggling Nigerians or frustrate them so they could resort to crimes.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by ElixExo(m): 7:56pm On Oct 14
Totilopussylick:
I don't think the govt will be as foolish to think about land and Animals paying taxes cheesy.

(YOU) Will pay taxes on the land and animals, dummy. That’s just how advanced economies work, which is what Nigeria will be in a few decades.
Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Totilopussylick(m): 7:58pm On Oct 14
ElixExo:


(YOU) Will pay taxes on the land and animals, dummy. That’s just how advanced economies work, which is what Nigeria will be in a few decades.
till then undecided
Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by poiZon: 8:00pm On Oct 14
chatinent:
It irks me to realize my weak carpenter grandfather in the village who buys trees and turns them into logs, then to chairs used for public schools will have to be paying taxes.

After Ndubuisi gets a car for Uber on hire-purchase, after he pays taxes buying fuel, buying tickets, bribing soldiers and policemen on the road, evading accidents, and dodging more portholes than roads...he will still have to pay the extra taxes for bearing the appellation of being a taxi driver. However, those having about fifty cars for entourage alone are called senior citizens.

In saner climes, the rich understand that he pays more taxes because of more assets. In Nigeria, the rich rejoices that the poor augments their assets with their taxes.

Welcome to a country that releases budgets every year but doesn't balance accounts after the financial year.

Welcome to the Fraudral Republic of Nigeria.
Everybody pays tax in Nigeria.
The taxi driver, carpenter that owns a road side kiosk, that woman that sell small things in the market, even keke riders, infact virtually eveybody except those almajiris who sits allday begging for alms.
I don't know what the foolish rep member meant when he said carpenter or taxis should pay taxes..which tax is he talking of?
When touts are being employed to receive taxes unbehalf of states and local govt, how will the state get monies...

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by omowolewa: 8:03pm On Oct 14
And who told her they don't pay taxes to the Local Government

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Inkling(f): 8:04pm On Oct 14
Hmmmm.. Absurdity at the Apex

We pay highest indirect tax still these people want to kill us with direct tax

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by WibusJaga: 8:07pm On Oct 14


Instead of thinking of ways to provide enabling environment to boost small & medium scale businesses, these ones are thinking of tax. Steady electricity that should be #1 major boost for SMEs is missing.
No be say dem wan use the tax money better the lives of the masses, na to use am fund their excesses & extravagant lifestyles. Nonsense & Ingredients.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:10pm On Oct 14
chatinent:
It irks me to realize my weak carpenter grandfather in the village who buys trees and turns them into logs, then to chairs used for public schools will have to be paying taxes.

After Ndubuisi gets a car for Uber on hire-purchase, after he pays taxes buying fuel, buying tickets, bribing soldiers and policemen on the road, evading accidents, and dodging more portholes than roads...he will still have to pay the extra taxes for bearing the appellation of being a taxi driver. However, those having about fifty cars for entourage alone are called senior citizens.

In saner climes, the rich understand that he pays more taxes because of more assets. In Nigeria, the rich rejoices that the poor augments their assets with their taxes.

Welcome to a country that releases budgets every year but doesn't balance accounts after the financial year.

Welcome to the Fraudral Republic of Nigeria.
Baba you don sieve Nigeria finish like this, na to use Nigeria make akamu remain cry cry

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by adekolaelect(m): 8:32pm On Oct 14
ElixExo:
EVERYONE should pay taxes, in fact there should be a system that automatically deducts the tax from your account.
Is everybody not paying tax? The Rep man no get sense .what is #100 stamp duty they are deducting on every account that make any logdmentfrom #10000 and above? Revenue is not our problems but how to manage the one we have. Do they want to kill Nigerians nii Food increase ,fuel increase, Gas increase,Tax increase,water bill on the way. Yet no meaningful development,Road zero,security zero, nothing encouraging to show for it .

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by chatinent: 8:34pm On Oct 14
poiZon:

Everybody pays tax in Nigeria.
The taxi driver, carpenter that owns a road side kiosk, that woman that sell small things in the market, even keke riders, infact virtually eveybody except those almajiris who sits allday begging for alms.
I don't know what the foolish rep member meant when he said carpenter or taxis should pay taxes..which tax is he talking of?
When touts are being employed to receive taxes unbehalf of states and local govt, how will the state get monies...

Even the almajiris pay taxes...by buying those plates, those djellabas and caps they wear.

A lot of people don't know they pay taxes in everything they do in Nigeria... unfortunately, it is used to feed the rich.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Olarewaju89: 9:51pm On Oct 14
undecided

To pay the money is not the problem but you people will loot all the money finish. So no need to implement unnecessary law.

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by manee2(m): 9:52pm On Oct 14
#failedNation
Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by EjaikreTheViper(f): 9:52pm On Oct 14
Brown roofians! Very backward people

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by zombieHUNTER: 9:52pm On Oct 14
undecided

Apc came to bury Nigerians

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Re: Fakeye Olufemi: Carpenters, Taxi Drivers Should Pay Tax — They Make Money by Akwamkpuruamu: 9:52pm On Oct 14
Na thunder go kee all of una APC wicked men

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