VAIDS/N-TAX Updates, Interview Process and Selection Criteria
N-Power commenced the 2017 application on the 13th of June, 2017. N-Power Tax, a new category was introduced to engage volunteers enlisted via the N-Power application process as Community Liaison Tax Officers under the Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS)/ VAIDS is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) and the Joint Tax Board that encourages non-complaint taxpayers to voluntarily declare their correct income and assets and pay the appropriate tax, as well as widen the tax net. Make sure you read through to the last word…..
The VAIDS programme seek to select 7,500 qualified N-Tax Volunteers who will undertake:
- Tax promotion
- Document review
- Record keeping
- Tax enquires response
- Customer management report writing, amongst others
On the 29th of June, 2017, the Acting President , Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, issued an executive order instituting VAIDS. VAIDS has a lifespan of 9 months commencing on the 1st of July, 2017. As a result, the VAIDS N-Tax category will operate an expedited selection process separate from the General N-Power programme for N-Teach, N-Agro and N-Health. This would be facilitated directly by the Federal Ministry of Finance, VAIDS team. In connection with this, all applicants are invited to note:
The 2-week extension of the N-Power application did not apply to VAIDS N-Tax. As of the 14th of July, application for VAIDS N-Tax closed with a total of 229,245 applications. Only 186,904 applicants had their BVN and application records matched and validated, as such were invited for the assessment tests.
The next phase is that of the VAIDS N-Tax Physical Interviews to be conducted by the Federal Ministry of Finance VAIDS team across Nigeria. This process has since commenced by the published schedule from the Federal Ministry of Finance VAIDS team. A physical verification of applicants will be undertaken during this phase.
Those successful at this round will progress to the next phase of the Assessment Interview (IN BATCHES) which will hold at the Treasury Academy, Ozoro, Abuja. Again the Federal Ministry of Finance VAIDS team will contact all successful applicants and invite them for this stage of interviews, this would culminate with a written assessment test.
The next stage is that of Final Selection and Deployment
For ease of reference, please note VAIDS/N-Tax selection process:
- BVN Validation
- Physical Interview in States and Physical Verification
- Assessment Interview
- Final Selection
N-Power is the registration/Application partner for the VAIDS/N-Tax. As the application partner, it was responsible for Process 1 – 3 ONLY. The Federal Ministry of Finance /VAIDS team will lead on the implementation of Process 4 – 7
Note: SMS has been sent already to applicants for 4th stage (Physical Interview in States and Physical Verification) once you receive it try and comply get you Physical Interview in States and Physical Verification done immediately. The SMS contains the required documents for the interview.
N-Tax applicants may now direct their complaints and inquires to the Federal Ministry of Finance VAIDS/N-Tax channels listed below
Linkedln: Vaids Nigeria