Following the formal launch of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), the Acting President announced and declared every Thursday, beginning from 1st July, 2017 to 31st March, 2018, (throughout the period of VAIDS) as TAX THURSDAY.

This shall be a day set aside for all tax authorities at all levels to carry out activities to;
* increase tax awareness among the public
* inculcate taxation and tax payment culture amongst the citizens of Nigeria
* sensitize Taxpayers and the general public on tax obligations as civic responsibility
* registering taxable individuals and entities
* passing information on tax matters, such as relevant dates of filing returns of various tax types, taxpayer obligations and rights, consequences of violating tax laws
* organizing seminars, lectures, symposiums etc
* visiting public places such as markets, shopping malls, motor parks, commercial centres etc
* organizing street march/ road shows
* organizing interactive sessions with various categories of Taxpayers and relevant stakeholders

In view of the above, the Executive Chairman has directed that effective this Thursday, we at KW-IRS shall begin to wear our T-shirts on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays.

Part of the activities lined up to launch the Tax Thursday at KW-IRS on Thursday 6th July 2017 as directed by the Executive Chairman are:

• A 30 minutes sensitization lecture at all our offices by 8.00am
• Tax awareness and sensitization visits to markets, motor parks and other designated areas (distributions of flyers and magazines)
• Hanging of the Tax Thursday Banners in all our Offices
• Registration of taxable individuals and entities via a Registration Desk to be created in all our offices

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