The Federal Government has set a tax revenue target of N19.4tn for 2024.
The disclosure was made at the opening of a two-day strategic management retreat of the agency held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, on Wednesday.
According to the chairman, FIRS, Zacch Adedeji, the new target is achievable because of an effective tax collection system and a viable economic environment for businesses to prosper.
This is as the Federal Inland Revenue Service collected a record of N12.37tn in tax revenue for the federation in 2023, surpassing the year’s target of N10.7tn.
Giving a breakdown of the figures, one of the agency’s coordinating directors, Amina Ado, disclosed that oil revenue accounted for N3.17tn of the total, representing 25.6 per cent, while non-oil revenue was 74.4 per cent at N9.2tn.
The agency however, noted that its initial tax target of N10.7tn for 2023 was reviewed upwards to N11.5tn by the agency because of the exchange rate.