Rivers State Internal Revenue Service

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Rivers State Internal Revenue Service
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Abbreviation RIRS
Formation 1993
Type Government agency
Purpose Revenue generation
Headquarters 22 William Jumbo Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt
Coordinates 4°46′34″N 7°1′7″E / 4.77611°N 7.01861°E / 4.77611; 7.01861Coordinates: 4°46′34″N 7°1′7″E / 4.77611°N 7.01861°E / 4.77611; 7.01861
Region served
Rivers State, Nigeria
ThankGod Adoage Norteh
Website www.riversbirs.gov.ng

The Rivers State Internal Revenue Service (abbreviated RIRS) was formed in 1993 under the Board of Internal Revenue Law 1993 (No. 3). It is a government agency entrusted to assess, collect and account for all taxes, fees and levies in Rivers State, Nigeria. It is involved in the formulation of tax policy as well as the supervision of revenue collection due to the state.[1] Its headquarters are at 22 William Jumbo Street in Old GRA, Port Harcourt.

In February 2013, the board netted about ₦9.5 billion internally generated revenue with Skye Bank plc as tax partners. A new board was set up in February 2017 with the mandate to increase the revenue base of the state.[2]

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  1. ^ Mitee, Leesi (2010). Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria: An Encyclopaedic Guide. Worldwide Business Resources. p. 154. ISBN 0-9561988-1-3. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Nengia, Kevin (13 March 2013). "Rivers Internal Revenue Hits N9.5bn …As RSG Begins N120bn Loan Repayment". The Tide. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 

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