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History of FIRS

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The Federal Inland Revenue Service started as part of a colonial tax organisation under the name Inland Revenue Department of Anglophone West Africa. The department’s scope of administration covered Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia
In 1943, the Nigerian Inland Revenue Department was carved out of the Inland Revenue Department of Anglophone West Africa and established as an autonomous body under the supervision of the Commissioner of Income Tax. The Nigerian Inland Revenue Department consisted of :
  • The Resident
  • Chiefs and elders in each district
  • Any native authority, which by native law and custom was recognized as a tax collection authority  
  • Any native council or group of persons appointed by the Governor
For more details on the History of FIRS, Please click on the links below to download a comprehensive tax history of Nigeria and  list of past and current Executive Chairmen of FIRS.
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LIST OF FIRS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMEN, 1935 Till Date
S/N
NAMES
DATES
1.
Tunde Williams  Fowler
August 2015 till Date
2.
Sunday Ogungbesan
March –August 2015
3
Kabir Mashi
2012- March 2015
4
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru (MFR)
2004-2012
5.
Balla Manu
2001-2004
6.
Ibrahim Zukogi
1998 - 2001
7.
James K. Naiyeju
1992 -1998
8.
David Olorunleke
1978 -1992
9.
Vincent O. Ogunba
1971 -1978
10.
Ephraim A. Osindero (MON)
1961 - 1971
11.
F. G. Reynolds
1960 -1961
12.
Fraiser G. Selby
1951 -1960
13.
A.B. Carter
1943 -1951
14
Frank Lloyd
1935 -1943