Lecturers Salaries Reduced Due To Correct PAYE Deductions Via IPPIS.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has clarified that lecturers have been receiving reduced salaries due to the correct deduction of taxes following their enrollment into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
This was disclosed by the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in a statement on Monday, which said that the IPPIS made the “right deductions” before payment of lecturers’ salaries.
The statement signed by the Director of Information, Press and Public Relations in the AGF;s office, Henshaw Ogubike, said: “The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Tax is a statutory tax deductions paid by all salary earners. IPPIS applied the correct rate in compliance with Section 34 of the 6th schedule on personal income tax (Amendment) Act of 2011. Prior to migration to IPPIS, the rate of tax being applied by tertiary institutions was not correct, leading to underpayment of PAYE Tax.
“It is important to note that all states governments of the federation made claims on the federal government to pay the differential arising from underpayment of tax by these institutions. The federal government has paid several billions on behalf of these institutions because of their underpayment of PAYE Tax.”
Recall that lecturers, under the auspices of the Academic Satff Union of Universities (ASUU) have complained about not receiving full pay in February, March and April.