IMPACT OF TAX REVENUE ON NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

IMPACT OF TAX REVENUE ON NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH

ABSTRACT

The importance of taxation as a policy in a growing economy like Nigeria cannot underestimate. It has become one of the popular positions of professional economists that tax revenue of any given government / nation contributes to the checks and healthy management of its national governance economically and improves communal services. This project has taken a through researched process to highlight the fact that tax generally facilitates resource and promote social equity and ensure stability of economic growth. Hence Nigeria as the case study stands to encounter positive impact on her domestic growth. It also took through the historical development of taxation, classification of tax and its procedure for enforcement in Nigeria. Furthermore it considered the place of taxation in an economic development, though without underrating the difficulties associated with the system in Nigeria especially as it concerns lack of conversant among citizens. The survey of Nigeria macro-economic situation and subsequent government revenue in oil and non-oil revenue is made available to display the concrete situation on ground. Thus, the involvement of some of sort ethical values enhances the welfare of economics. The work did summarise the research area and the attended hypotheses depicting the government revenue absence of positive significance. It is therefore, recommended that taking religious sector to educate people on their civil responsibility of tax compliance would go along way.