THE IMPACT OF TAXATION AS AN AID TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ENUGU STATE (A CASE STUDY OF OJI RIVER LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA)

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to find out if actually there is an impact of taxation as aid to economic development and my study is based on the survey of Enugu State, using Oji River as a case study.  This research also became necessary in order to bring to the proper understanding of the enquirer the best ways to solve such problems connected with the taxation especially: what is taxable, which system of tax is acceptable, the rate of tax evasion and avoidance and the assessment of Nigeria tax system.

The primary function of every government is to make provision for its citizens in terms of infrastructural facilities.  The provision of this enormous work cannot be carried out adequately by the government due to its limited resources therefore, there is the imposition of tax on all citizens, companies to augment government financial position.  Government have always enacted various tax laws and reformed to stand the taste of time.

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