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Appeal court halts Rivers, Lagos from collecting VAT

The governments of Rivers and Lagos states have been ordered by a court of appeal sitting in Abuja not to collect Value Added Taxes (VAT), pending the determination of an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

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According to the appellate court, the order was to preserve the ‘Res’ (subject matter) of the appeal before it, gave the order on Friday September 10.

The development after Attorney-General of Lagos state, Moyosore Onigbanjo informed the court of an application for the Lagos state government to be joined as a co-respondent in the appeal filed by FIRS.

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The three-member panel of justices of the appellate court led by Haruna Tsammani asked parties involved in the case to refrain from taking action, following a judgement by a high court which gave Rivers state government the right to collect VAT instead of the FIRS.

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