VAT: Court Grants Lagos Request 

VAT: Court Grants Lagos Request

Lagos State’s request to join in the ongoing Value Added Tax (VAT) collection tussle has been granted by the Court of Appeal in Abuja. Information Guide Nigeria

According to THE NATION, Lagos State has been joined as a third respondent in an appeal by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) against the judgment of a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Recall that the court had authorized River State to supersede the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the state.

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Justice Haruna Simon Tsanami of the Court of Appeal held that Lagos has effectively proven that it has sufficient interest to protect by being made a party in the case. Jamb Results

THIS DAY reports that the court held that Lagos State is a component state of the federation and would be affected by the outcome of the litigation.

According to THIS DAY, Lagos State application has been granted on the grounds that the appellant had mentioned it in the case and it would be fair to allow Lagos join in the case and defend itself.

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Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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