Board of Internal Revenue

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The Taraba State Board of internal Revenue (BIR) was established in 1991 and is currently under the Leadership of Adamu Sani as the Executive Chairman.


Current Directors in the Board with their respective Departments include;

  1. Uriyi J. Voka – Assessment Directorate
  2. Dorothy Tuktur – Road Tax Administration
  3. Moh’d Bello Seyo – Monitoring and Compliance
  4. Abubakar Karim – Collection and Accounting
  5. Manasseh Zando – Other taxes
  6. Samuel Nonuri – Tax Audit and Investment
  7. Bala Abdulkadir – Planning and ICT
  8. Kabiru Waziri – Administration

Functions of the Board:

The functions of the Board include;

  • Assess all persons chargeable with paying tax in Taraba State.
  • Collect, recover and pay to the designated account any revenue, tax or levy due to the State Government under this or any other enactment.
  • Enforce payment of due taxes.
  • In collaboration with the relevant ministries and agencies, review the tax regime and promote the application of tax revenues to stimulate economic activities and development.
  • In collaboration with the relevant Law agencies, carry out the examination and investigation of all cases of tax fraud or evasion a view to determining compliance with the provisions of this or any other relevant enactment.
  • Make from time to time a determination of the extent of financial loss and such other losses by government arising from tax waivers and other related matters.
  • Adopt measures to identify, trace, freeze, confiscate or seize the proceeds of tax fraud or evasion.
  • Adopt measures which include compliance enforcement and regulatory actions as well as introduction and maintenance of investigative and control techniques for the detection and prevention of non-compliance.
  • Collaborate and facilitate rapid exchange of scientific and technical information with relevant national or international agencies, or bodies on tax matters.
  • Undertake exchange of personnel or other experts with complementary agencies for the purpose of comparative experience and capacity building.
  • Establish and maintain as system for monitoring international dynamics of taxation in order to identify suspicious transactions and the perpetrators and other persons involved.
  • Provide and maintain access to up-to-date and adequate data and information on all taxable persons, individual or corporate, for the purpose of efficient, effective and correct tax administration and to prevent tax evasion or fraud.
  • Maintain data base, statistics, records and reports on persons, organizations, proceeds, properties, documents or other items or assets relating to tax waivers, fraud or evasion.
  • Undertake research and similar measures a view to stimulating economic development and determining the manifestation, extent, magnitude and effects of tax fraud or evasion and make recommendations to the government on appropriate intervention and preventive measures.
  • Collate and keep under review all policies of the State government relating to taxation and revenue generation and undertaken a systematic and Implementation of such policies.
  • Maintain a Liaison with the office of Attorney-General of the State, all government security and law enforcement agencies and such other financial supervisory institutions in the enforcement and eradication of tax related offences.
  • Issue tax payer identification number to every person taxable in Taraba State.
  • From time to time specify the form of returns, claims, statements and notices necessary for the due administration of the powers conferred on it by this Law or any other enactment.
  • Carry out and sustain public awareness and enlightenment campaigns on the benefits of tax compliance with the State.
  • Carry out such other activities as are necessary for the due administration of the powers conferred on it by this law.
Achievements of the Board:

The following are Achievements of the Board;

  • Able to grow revenue of about 10% growth rate annually.
  • Procurement and distribution of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles to Zonal and Area offices.
  • Construction and furnishing of office block at the Board Headquarters.
  • Construction and furnishing one office block each at Mutum-Biyu and Karim-Lamido area offices.
  • Well-equipped ICT Unit to boost our Data Base for Tax purposes.

The Executive Chairman

Mr. Adamu Sani, the Executive Chairman of the Board of Internal revenue, Jalingo-Taraba state, was born in 1956 and hails from Jalingo Local Government Area. He is married with Three (3) children.

Mr. Adamu began his educational career at Moh’d Tukur Primary School, Jalingo from 1968-1973 where he enrolled into Teachers’ College, Yola from 1973-1978 after which he proceeded to Advanced Teachers’ College, Jalingo from 1981-1985 and University of Maiduguri from 1986-1989.

He has attended several workshops on Emergency Management.

Political Appointments:

He has also held some Political Appointments which include;

  • Appointed as Chief Protocol – 1996.
  • Appointed as Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management – 2009.

He enjoys Watching Documentaries and Sports.

Past Executive Chairmen that served in the Board are represented in the table below;

Names Duration
Alh. Yusuf Galadima
Mr. D.D Nyatse
Mr. Ishaya D. Elisha
 Mr. D.D. Nyatse
 Mr. Yakubu Nuhu