In the early days of civilization, biblical and pre biblical days, taxes were collected to maintain the kingsqueens, provide security and fight wars. It could be a direct surcharge on the citizens of the kingdom or empire or tributes paid by ‘conquerors’ to show their unflinching loyalty to mastersconquerors. These forms of taxes did not necessarily depend on richness or the ability to pay concept. There was of course no record of accountability except the archaeological findings about the Sumerian civilization of more than 500 years ago (legislative analyst office 2001).In Nigeria and indeed some parts of Africa, payment of taxes is not strange.This is because, even before independence, taxes were collected either by the colonial masters or emirschief in different names.
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Jerome Attah, James, and Abraham Benjamin "The Effects of Federal Tax Component on Standard of Living in Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Sep. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/my-project-work-reviewed. Accessed 29 May. 2023.
Jerome Attah, James, and Abraham Benjamin . "The Effects of Federal Tax Component on Standard of Living in Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Sep. 2018. Web. 29 May. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/my-project-work-reviewed >.
Jerome Attah, James and Abraham Benjamin . "The Effects of Federal Tax Component on Standard of Living in Nigeria" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 29, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/my-project-work-reviewed