Nigerian Tax

Proposed Suspension of Telecom Excise Duty Implementation.

Introduction: The Finance Act, 2020, introduced a 5% excise duty on telecommunication services in Nigeria, scheduled for implementation in 2023. Recently, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, declared a purported suspension of this excise duty during the inaugural meeting of the Presidential Committee on Excise Duty for the Digital Economy Sector. Pantami …

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Procedures for FIRS Consent and Tax Considerations in Mergers.

Introduction: In accordance with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act of 2018, mergers in Nigeria involve one or more undertakings gaining control over the business of another. This can be achieved through share purchase, amalgamation, or joint ventures. The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) plays a crucial role in the merger process, requiring its …

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Application of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on Financial Institutions’ Services.

Introduction: Under the amended Value Added Tax Act (VATA), a tax is imposed on all goods and services supplied in Nigeria. While an exemption exists for goods and services listed in the First Schedule to the VATA, financial institutions are generally obligated to charge VAT on their services, as clarified by recent legislative modifications. Imposition …

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FIRS Initiates Automation of Taxation for Online Gaming in Nigeria.

Introduction: In a Public Notice released in October 2022 titled “Real Time Direct Collection of Taxes from Online Gaming Transactions,” the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) announced the commencement of the automation process for administering taxes on online gaming activities in Nigeria. The primary aim of this automation is to streamline tax compliance for companies …

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FIRS Designates Telecom and Banks as VAT Withholding Agents.

In a Public Notice titled ‘Value Added Tax Act (CAP V1, LFN 2004) (as amended): Appointment of Certain Companies to Withhold VAT,’ the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has officially designated MTN, Airtel, and all Deposit Money Banks (as defined by CBN Guidelines) as appointed agents responsible for withholding Value Added Tax (VAT) on taxable …

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LIRS Tax Audit Initiative: Ensuring Compliance and Book Accuracy.

Introduction: The consistent decline in annual government revenue has prompted a strategic shift towards diversifying revenue sources beyond crude oil. To achieve this, comprehensive measures are being implemented to identify and rectify revenue leakages. This includes tightening fiscal policies and scrutinizing non-compliant taxpayers through tax audits. State Tax Audit Exercise: Empowered by Sections 47(4) and …

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Anticipating the Impacts of the Finance Act 2022 on Nigeria’s Fiscal Landscape.

Introduction: Each year, the Fiscal Policy Reforms Committee (FPRC), acting under the Minister of Finance’s directive, revises the Finance Act to adapt to evolving economic conditions. This aligns with the National Tax Policy’s 2017 objective of maintaining a flexible fiscal environment. The journey to enhance Nigeria’s fiscal regime began with the 2019 Finance Act, continuing …

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6 Key Points to Understand About Personal Income Tax (PIT) Filing.

As the deadline for filing Annual Individual Personal Income Tax (PIT) Returns approaches on March 31, 2023, it is crucial to be well-informed and take the necessary steps to ensure compliance. According to Section 41 of the Personal Income Tax Act, 2011, Cap P8 LFN 2004 as amended, individuals are required to file their returns …

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TAX RELIEFS OUTLINED IN THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ACT.

In Nigeria, the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) serves as the primary legislation governing the taxation of individuals, communities, families, trustees, and estates. Within the framework of the PITA, taxes are imposed on the total income of taxable entities, with certain exemptions detailed in the Third Schedule to the PITA, Items One and Two of …

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TETFund Unveils Comprehensive Intervention Plans for Public Tertiary Institutions in 2024.

The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Sonny Echono, has announced a targeted intervention initiative for public tertiary institutions in the year 2024. The disclosure came during an interactive session with the heads of more than 200 beneficiary institutions in Abuja, where Echono sought their input into the draft disbursement guidelines for …

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