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VAT: Rivers Government  In  Supreme Court To Reverse Appeal Court’s Order On Status Quo

 

 

 

The decision of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on September 10, ordering  all parties that had submitted themselves before the court to maintain status quo ante bellum pending the hearing of an application seeking to stay the judgment of the Federal High Court which restrained FIRS from collecting VAT in Rivers State has not gown down with the Rivers State Government,  prompting an action at the Supreme Court.

In a suit filed on Tuesday, the Rivers State government is asking the Supreme Court  to  nullify  Appeal Court’s ‘stay of execution order’ on VAT collection.

Recall that, Justice Stephen Pam of the  Federal High Court in Port Harcourt  had on August 9,  ruled  that the Rivers State government and not the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, had the right to collect VAT and personal income tax in the state.

The judge also  restrained the attorney general of the federation and FIRS  from collecting VAT in Rivers State  and directed the state government to go on and collect the taxes.

However, this ruling was challenged at the Appeal Court, which on September 10,   ordered all parties to maintain status quo  before the ruling  of the  Federal High Court pending the hearing of an application seeking to stay the judgment  which restrained FIRS from collecting VAT in Rivers State, but  the  Rivers State Government is  insisting  that the Appeal Court erred and wants the Supreme Court to reverse the  September 10 order.

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