Presentation Title

E-Governance: Enhancing Tax Compliance in Nigeria

Presenter Status

PhD Student, Department Political Science and Public Administration

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Location

Buller Hall, Room 250

Start Date

23-5-2019 9:45 AM

Presentation Abstract

The purpose of governance is to make life manageable for the citizens through the provisions of basic social amenities, including the security of life and property. To accomplish these objectives, the government needs to raise revenue through taxation. However, the twin-problems of tax evasion and corruption often affect the ability of the government to generate revenue. In a determined effort to increase tax compliance such that it can raise enough revenue to execute its projects, the government adopted e-taxation as a component of its e-governance initiative in line with global best practices. This study seeks to determine the effectiveness of e-governance in Nigeria and how it has improved tax compliance. The paper adopted qualitative research methods, making use of secondary data which involves extensive literature review of articles, journals, periodicals, reports and relevant tax laws. The study revealed that e-taxation is not only convenient but it has also helped to reduce calculation errors on tax returns filed by taxpayers, minimize revenue leakages and fraud, eliminate reconciliation challenges, increase the amount of revenue generated, save time and cost for taxpayers. The study therefore recommends that tax administrators at all levels of governance should implement e-taxation, and embark on more citizen training on the importance of shifting from manual taxation to electronic taxation. With increased taxpayer knowledge, the level of tax compliance will continuously increase with a positive impact on tax revenue generation.

Key Words: Governance, E-Governance, e-Taxation, Tax evasion, Tax Compliance

Biographical Sketch

Nationality: Nigeria


INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

Babcock University 2017 till date

Babcock University 2013 -2015

Ladoke Akintola University of Tech, Ogbomosho 2010 – 2013

Imo State University, Owerri 2009 – 2012

Chartered Institute of Local Govt,. & Public Admin. Jan-Sept, 2009

Supergrace Computer Institute, Lagos May-Dec., 2008

The Polytechnic Ibadan 2003 – 2004

Kogi State Polytechnic 1998 – 1999

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND DISTINCTIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES

Doctor of Philosophy (Public Administration) In View

Master of Philosophy (Public Administration) 2015

Master in Public Administration (MPA) 2013

Bachelor in Government & Public Administration (BSc) 2012

Professional Examination Cert. in Public Finance 2009

Diploma in Desktop Publishing 2008

Higher National Diploma, Mathematics & Statistics 2004

Ordinary National Diploma, Mathematics & Statistics 1998

WORK EXPERIENCE WITH DATES

Registry August 2016 till date

Position: Administrative Officer

  • Head the administrative unit of the department
  • Act as a confidential secretary to the
    • HOD
    • Dean
  • Keep records/files of both staff and the students
  • Member of departmental/school committee

Babcock University Entrepreneurship Centre Nov. 2015 – July 2016

Position: Administrative Officer/Facilitator

  • Managing the Administrative Unit of the Centre
  • Supervising daily activities in all vocational classes
  • Updating the records of facilitators and the students involving in teaching and learning in the vocations Centre
  • Facilitator, hats making

THE POLYTECHNIC IBADAN 2014 - 2015

Position: Part-time Lecturer (public Administration/

General Studies Departments)

  • Teaching of Assigned Courses such as Citizenship Education,

Entrepreneurship Developments, Elements of Public Administration,

Public Policy

BABCOCK UNIVERSITY Feb. 2014-Nov 2015

Political Science Department (Work Study)

Position: Research Assistant to a Professor

  • Working and aiding research in the department
  • Collecting of data and gathering of information for research
  • Administering questionnaire
  • Examination supervision

LIZROM FASHION 2009 - 2013

2A, Oguntoyinbo, street Ilasamaja-Lagos

Position: Chief Executive Officer

  • Sewing of female cloth (both native and English wears)
  • Bridal outfit
  • Hat making (female hats)
  • Sales of Ladies and children Shoes and bags

NIGERIA INSTITUTE OF MANPOWER DEV. & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Feb. – Aug. 2009

Position: Administrative Officer

  • Managing the company’s supplies and utilization of resources
  • Liaising with suppliers and vendors on the needs of the company
  • Ensuring that all office utility items are made available to support the company’s operations.
  • Managing the repairs and maintenance of organization’s equipment and facilities.
  • Compile training requirements and update training calendars and distribute to prospective trainees.
  • Preparing reports on training schedules vis-à-vis actual ones held
  • Updating the records of membership with new members and changes to the data of old members.
  • Managing the distributions of institute’s newsletters, membership forms and other documents.
  • Updating members’ enquiries and complaints reports to track issues and their proper management.

BASCO NIGERIA LIMITED 2000-2002

Position: Front Desk Officer

  • Collection of cash from the bank on periodic basis to pay beneficiaries.
  • Issuing and recording invoices and receipts to customers.
  • Posting of transactions and balancing of accounts on a daily basis.
  • Preparation of cash and bank reports to Line Manager on weekly basis for necessary decision making.
  • Receiving customers’ enquiries and channeling them to appropriate personal(s) for actions.
  • Updating customers’ enquires and complaints reports to track issues and their proper management.

UNIVERSAL TRUST BANK 1999 – 2000

Position: Teller/Cashier

  • Paying and receiving cash daily from walk-in customers
  • Reconciling and balancing accounts after everyday transactions.
  • Preparation of daily cash receipts and payments reports to Operations Manager
  • Reporting of transaction on monthly basis.

CONFERENCE/COURSES ATTENDED

  • Taxation and the Contemporary Economic Reality. Annual International Academic Conference on Taxation organized by Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). Held in Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State. August 13-16 2018.
  • Alternative for Dispute Resolution (ADR) Workshop in (a) Negotiating with Violent Extremist: Strategies and Challenges (b) Application of ADR to Electoral Disputes in Nigeria. 10th July 2018
  • Violent Conflicts and the Challenges of Peace- Building in Contemporary Nigeria and annual international conference and general assembly. Held in Convocation Arena, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja. July 9th – 11th, 2018
  • Alternative for Dispute Resolution Workshop. 26th of July 2017. Organized by Society for Peace Studies and Practice.
  • Collaborating for Sustainable Peace and Security in Nigeria and annual international conference and general assembly. Held in Babcock University, Ilisan Remo. August 23rd – 25th 2017
  • Forty Years of Local Government Reforms and Democratic Development in Nigeria: Critical Perspectives. An International Conference of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University held in Ilisan Remo, Ogun State Nigeria. October 11th – 13th2016
  • Curbing Corruption and Building Sustaining Peace. An International Conference of Society for Peace Studies and Practice held in Asaba, Delta State Nigeria.

August 15th – 17th 2016

  • Graduate Conversion Programme in Public Administration 2009

PROFESSIONAL BODY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Society for Peace, Studies and Practice- (Member) 2016
  • Chartered Institute of Local Govt. & Public Administration

(Associate Member) 2009

DISSERTATION PUBLISHED

  • TITTLE: Assessment of Dispute Resolution Tools in Industrial Relations in Nigeria: 2013/2014 Academic Staff Union of Universities and Federal Government Faceoff.

AREA OF STUDY: Public Human Resources Management. (Employee Grievance)

(Being a project submitted to the College Of Post Graduate School /Political Science and Public Administration Department, Babcock University, Ilisan Remo Ogun State, as part of requirement for the award of Master of Philosophy in Public Administration. Mphil) 2015.

  • TITTLE: Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in the Public Sector

AREA OF STUDY: Public Sector (A case study of the National Agency for Food, Drugs, Administration and Control)

(Being a project submitted to the faculty of Management Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. For the award of Master of Public Administration MPA) 2013

  • TITTLE: Democracy and Violence in Nigeria, a case study of Boko Haram Insurgent

AREA OF STUDY: Public Administration

(Being a project submitted to the Department of Local Government and Public Administration, Imo State University, for the award of Bachelor of science degree Bsc.) 2012

  • TITTLE: The Effect of Debt Crisis on the Economic Development Developing Countries Nigeria.

AREA OF STUDY: Public Finance

(Being a term paper submitted to the Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration, as part of requirement of ACPA 2009)

  • TITTLE: Factors influencing prenatal care clinic attendance in Badagry Local Government, Lagos State.

AREA OF STUDY: Demography

(Being a project submitted to the Department of Computer, Mathematics and Statistics. The Polytechnic Ibadan, as part of requirement for the award of Higher National Diploma) 2004

JOURNAL PUBLISHED

  • Oloyede F.L, Siyanbola T.T, Benjamin R.D & Olurin O.T (2018). Taxpayers’ Perception and tax Regulatory Bodies: Public Administration Perspective. (Official Journal of The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria ISSN 1118-6017 Volume 17, Issues 1, March 2018
  • Oloyede F.L, Kupoluyi A.K, Oyedokun G.E & Benjamin R.D (2017) Informal Sector Tax Administration and Monitoring in Nigeria. Journal of Taxation and Economic Development. (Official Journal of The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria ISSN 1118-6017 Volume 16, Issue 2, September 2017.

PAPERS PRESENTATION

  • Taxpayers’ Perception and Tax Regulatory Bodies in Nigeria: Public Administration Perspective. A paper presentation at Annual International Academic Conference on Taxation organized by Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). Held in Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State. August 13-16 2018.
  • Informal Sector Tax Administration and Monitoring in Nigeria. A paper presentation at Annual International Academic Conference on Taxation organized by Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). Held in Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State. August 13-16 2018.
  • Effect of Tax Administration on Taxpayers’ Compliance in Nigeria. Co-author of paper presentation at Annual International Academic Conference on Taxation organized by Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). Held in Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State. August 13-16 2018.
  • Domestic Violence: A Threat of Family Harmony on National Development in Nigeria. A paper presented at an annual international conference and general assembly of Society for Peace Study and Practice, held in Babcock University, Ilisan Remo. August 23rd – 25th.
  • Grassroots Politics and Governance: A Viable System for True Democratic Development in Nigeria. A paper presented at an International Conference of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University held in Ilisan Remo, Ogun State Nigeria. October 11th – 13th2016
  • Overcoming Educational Corruption as Panacea for Peace Building: The FG/ASUU perspective. A paper presented at an International Conference of Society for Peace Studies and Practice held in Asaba, Delta State Nigeria.

August 15th – 17th 2016

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Discipline with integrity and good interpersonal qualities, team player as well as progress-driven.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Reading and Listening to music

REFEREES

Pastor (Dr) Adeyemi Oyinloye

The Executive President,

Oyo Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Church

Ibadan, Oyo State

Nigeria

0803 382 5232

Prof Femi Ajayi

The Director, Democratic Studies

National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies,

National Assembly Abuja

Federal Capital Territory

Nigeria

08033867480, 08033867480

Dr. Festus Folajimi Adegbie

Associate Professor of Taxation and Accounting

Babcock University

Ilisan Remo.

Ogun State

Nigeria

08023233204, 08077807714

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May 23rd, 9:45 AM

E-Governance: Enhancing Tax Compliance in Nigeria

Buller Hall, Room 250

The purpose of governance is to make life manageable for the citizens through the provisions of basic social amenities, including the security of life and property. To accomplish these objectives, the government needs to raise revenue through taxation. However, the twin-problems of tax evasion and corruption often affect the ability of the government to generate revenue. In a determined effort to increase tax compliance such that it can raise enough revenue to execute its projects, the government adopted e-taxation as a component of its e-governance initiative in line with global best practices. This study seeks to determine the effectiveness of e-governance in Nigeria and how it has improved tax compliance. The paper adopted qualitative research methods, making use of secondary data which involves extensive literature review of articles, journals, periodicals, reports and relevant tax laws. The study revealed that e-taxation is not only convenient but it has also helped to reduce calculation errors on tax returns filed by taxpayers, minimize revenue leakages and fraud, eliminate reconciliation challenges, increase the amount of revenue generated, save time and cost for taxpayers. The study therefore recommends that tax administrators at all levels of governance should implement e-taxation, and embark on more citizen training on the importance of shifting from manual taxation to electronic taxation. With increased taxpayer knowledge, the level of tax compliance will continuously increase with a positive impact on tax revenue generation.

Key Words: Governance, E-Governance, e-Taxation, Tax evasion, Tax Compliance