The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr Tunde Fowler, has said that the Service, in collaboration with other stakeholders like the Nigeria Police Force, will this year go after wealthy tax defaulters.
Fowler said this on Thursday in Abuja when the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, paid a courtesy visit to the Revenue House.
A statement from the FIRS on Thursday said Fowler informed the police boss that already the service had realised the sum of N23bn based on a closer look at the books of 45,000 tax debtors.
He said each of the 45,000 tax debtors had over N100m as turnover in their accounts.
The Service, he said, would be going after another set of over 40, 000 millionaire tax defaulters in 2019.
He requested the Nigeria Police to assist the Service to bring the tax defaulters to pay their taxes.