On Thursday, March 28th 2019, FCMB hosted a seminar on tax matters. The seminar, tagged, “Tax Enforcement and Implications on Businesses in Nigeria’’, was aimed at equipping entrepreneurs with requisite knowledge on taxation by promoting the exchange of ideas between tax regulators and businesses on existing and emerging tax matters to ensure compliance and avoid sanctions.
The event had in attendance SMEs operating in various sectors, including, trading, manufacturing, agribusiness, renewable energy, creative industry, digital technology, healthcare, schools and individuals running businesses in their names.
Present at the seminar were the Executive Director, Business Development, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mrs. Bukola Smith; Chief Marketing Officer, FCMB Pensions Limited, Mr. Osarhieme Osaghae; Director of Enforcement, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Emeka Obiagwu; Group Head, SMEs/Business Banking Group, FCMB, Mr. George Ogbonnaya; Tax Controller, Medium Tax Office (Lagos Island FIRS 2), Mr. Olalekan Oluwemimo amongst others.
This workshop is one of the ways through which FCMB aims to bridge knowledge and capacity gaps that limit the growth of SMEs in Nigeria.
Some of the pictures from the seminar are shown below: