Debate Topics

Following the inauguration of Tax Club in the Kwara Central and Kwara South Senatorial Districts by the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) in collaboration with the Kwara State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, the Service remains committed to consolidating its advocacy plan by extending it to debate on tax topical issues for secondary schools in the state.

Tax awareness through Tax Club is crucial to creating a culture of tax orientation and compliance for school children and is the fundamental reason for the involvement of the Service. The programme which would lead to participation by various schools is also designed to engender academic excellence and stimulate peace, harmony and love among school children in the state.

Below is a table which shows some of the debate topics:

Those who are for would argue that: Those who are against would argue that:
1. Flat/fixed rate tax system is better than Progressive tax system

 

Progressive tax system is better than Flat/fixed rate tax system
2. All income earners should pay tax

 

Tax should be limited to Government (Local, State and Federal) workers only
3. Value Added Tax (VAT) should be increased

 

Value Added Tax should not be increased
4. Tax brackets should be uniform throughout Nigeria Tax brackets should be adjusted for regional cost of living
5. Tax is a form of wealth redistribution Tax does not contribute to redistribution of wealth
6. State Government should be allowed to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) Federal Government should continue to collect Value Added Tax (VAT)
7. Enforcement and prosecution should be used to compel non-compliant taxpayers Other approach other than enforcement and prosecution should be used to compel non-compliant taxpayers
8. Tax Education should be incorporated in secondary school curriculum Tax Education should not be incorporated in secondary school curriculum
9. State Government should be given the authority to collect taxes on behalf of Local Governments Local Governments should collect taxes by themselves
10. Tax management system should be more of human-driven Tax management system should be more of technology-driven