FIRS Intends To Start Charging Nigerians For Whatsapp Messages

1 month ago by: Daniel Bosai
-- Online (m) at 29-05-2020 04:58PM (1 month ago)

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Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has revealed their intention to start charging Nigerians for receiving SMS and Whatsapp messages that acknowledges their transaction on electronic platforms. The fees would be paid in form of stamp duties and would cover POS transactions, ATM transaction and all electronic transactions in general.

The statement below was released by the FIRS on the new developments:
“ABZ Ltd’s chief accounting officer, after receiving a cash payment of N500,000 from Mr. XYZ on behalf of ABZ Ltd., composed a message which reads: ‘receipt of N500,000 is hereby acknowledged’ and sent same to Mr. XYZ via WhatsApp messenger”.

“In this case, the WhatsApp message acknowledging the receipt of N500,000 constitutes a receipt for which stamp duty is payable.

“Mr XYZ is required to make a disclosure of the details of the transaction using FIRS e-stamp duty platform or to the relevant stamp duties Commissioner. This will lead to assessment and payment of appropriate stamp duties and a consequential issuance of a stamp duty certificate or an acknowledgement.

“Such certificate or acknowledgement will suffice as evidence that stamp duties have been paid and that the electronic receipt has been stamped appropriately.”

“All electronic dutiable instruments or receipts”, including e-mails, short message service (sms), instant messages (IM), any internet-based messaging service, are subject to stamp duty, the circular added.

-- Henrybobo Online (m) at 29-05-2020 06:11PM
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-- Noah147 Online (m) at 29-05-2020 06:48PM
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The people leading this country are animals lol in a country people are trying to survive this c*@ts are busy trying to make life harder for people. Just sell the whole country then A*#Ss .
-- Sameola1 (m) at 29-05-2020 08:04PM
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But why do we always have wicked souls leading Nigeria? The very few things the poor masses enjoy you want to tax again. No palliative during lockdown. Governments all over the world are trying to ease financial burdens on their citizens, Nigeria is adding heavy stones to the already burdened masses. Why are we so heartless? Even animals have feelings
-- wolefafo (m) at 30-05-2020 03:20AM
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Crazy ass people all over
-- kacylee (f) at 30-05-2020 01:06PM
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they should not try that ooo