Written by on March 6, 2024

Federal Inland Revenue Service has rejected the imposition of additional taxes and levies on business owners to raise money for funding the Child’s Online Access Protection Bill.

FIRS Chairman,  Zacch Adedeji,  rejected the proposal when he appeared before the House Committee on Justice in Abuja yesterday.

Represented by one Mr Mathew Osanekwu, Adedeji said the FIRS had already been given a target, and instead of leveling additional burden through taxation to fund the bill to become an Act, it should be funded through appropriation.

According to him, this became necessary since FIRS was charged with collecting revenue for the government, even as he  said his agency fully supports the bill, and described its intention as a great initiative.

The House of Representatives committee is holding a public hearing on a bill to provide for the Child Online Access Protection Bill 2023.

This bill also included other issues of online violence against Nigerian children and related matters.


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