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Taxation plays a crucial role in promoting economic activity and growth. Through taxation, government ensures that resources are channeled towards important projects in the society, while giving succor the weak. Unfortunately, in today’s Nigeria, the economic development is nothing to write home about. The role of taxation economic activity and growth is not felt primarily because of its poor administration. According to Olashore (1999), the economy has remained in a deep slumber, all macro-economic indicators show an economy indirect need rejuvenation, reflation and indeed radical reform. Also in the view of Oni (1998), tax administration needs to be revamped of while refunds of taxes as well as duty drawbacks administration are inefficient.

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY A critical challenge before tax administration in the 21st century in Nigeria is to advance the frontiers of professionalism, accountability and awareness of the general public on the imperatives and benefits of taxation in our personal and business lines which includes: promoting economic activity, facilitating savings and investment, and generating strategic competitive advantage. If tax administration does not for any reason meet the above challenges, then there is a desperate need for reform in the area of the tax regime we run, and in the administration of taxes. On the government side, by encouraging companies fully who the formal sector through registering and paying tax, government should promotes a culture which includes. To produce a real time outline reporting mechanism for the system. To produce a framework for maintain of huge and reliable, efficient and effective as well as easy to use but highly secured database system for the agency. Reduction by more than 80% the over reliance on manual paper work and save more physical space. To increase by over 70% the system response time.


1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM This research work shall examine the tax administration and compliance in Nigeria by analyzing the tax gap in the system over the years there by revealing the critical challenges that needed to be tackled, which include
• Delay in payment
• Miscalculation of tax payment
• Unable to identify the total number of tax payers
• Deliberate omission of names
• Time wasted


1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY The objectives of this project work is to develop a full online tax management information system that will be able to:
• Collect tax online
• Create a database for company to pay their tax
• To reduce fraud, deliberate omission of names
• To make payment of tax processing more faster.


1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY The significance of study is that it will provide the institute with an opportunity to introduce this new technology which will also serve as the
basis for future research into the topic. This research work would also contributes to the empirical literature by focusing on the tax
administration and compliance in Nigeria with the view of identifying the critical challenges such as corruption and fraud that are
confronting the tax system so that appropriate measures could be taken to tackle the menace.



Like every research projects, this project has its scope and limits within which a verifiable, acceptance, efficient, effective and reliable solutions to the problem being investigated can be found. Therefore, this research covered areas as identified and grouped into;
• Data capturing
• Information processing and
• Reporting of tax paid by personal or corporate organization.

1.6 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY Darmy this research project, some difficulties and limitations where encountered;
• Insufficient local literature and resources
• Privacy of data to sensitive nature of information
• Limited time in the gathering of fact
• Insufficient funds to carried out the project work


1.7 DEFINITION OF BASIC CONCEPTS Computer: it is an electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.
Database: This is a collection of formation that is organized so that its content can easily be accessed, managed and updated.
Taxation: This is a means by which government finance their expenditure by imposing charges on citizens and corporate entities.
Tax: This is a required payment on goods, property by individual which goes to the government.
Information system: Is the study of complementary networks of hardware and software’s that people and organizations use to collect, filter, process, create and distribute data.
Compliance: It means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law. It is act or process of complying.
Menace: A person or thing that is likely to cause harm, a threat or danger.
Data: It is a collection of raw facts, such as values or measurement, it can be numbers, words, measurement observation.


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