Analysis and implications of the Executive Order on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme

In the quest to improve the infrastructural needs of Nigeria and maximise resources, the President of Nigeria approved the Executive Order 007 (the Order) on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme (the Scheme).

LIRS extends deadline for filing 2019 employers’ annual returns

Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has extended the deadline for filing the 2019 employers’ annual returns to 8 February 2019.

Nigeria issues Executive Order on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme

The Order enables private companies to build federal roads in Nigeria and be rewarded with tax credits in return

Federal High Court rules against income tax assessment based on value of properties

The FHC granted a perpetual injunction restraining FIRS from issuing a companies income tax (CIT) assessment based on deemed turnover using the value of taxpayer’s property.

RIRS launches electronic platform for taxpayers to manage their tax affairs

In keeping with the recent drive by revenue authorities to automate their processes, the Rivers State Internal Revenue Service (RIRS) has deployed the Rivers State Tax Management Information System (RIVTAMIS).

Deadline for filing of annual employers tax returns (Form H1)

Under the Personal Income Tax Act, every employer is statutorily required to submit employers’ tax returns (Form H1) with the relevant tax authority of all emoluments paid to its employees in the preceding year.

LIRS launches e-filing portal for submission of employers’ tax returns (Form H1)

Statutorily, under the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) Cap P8 LFN 2004 (as amended), every employer is under obligation to file employers’ tax returns (Form H1) with the relevant tax authority of all emoluments paid to its employees in the preceding year. The timeline is not later than 31 January of every year.

LIRS issues public notice appointing payers of capital sum as agents for collection of capital gains tax

Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) recently appointed all payers of capital sums as Capital Gains Tax (CGT) collection agents, through a public notice, effective from 1 January 2019. LIRS specifically mentioned that employers are obliged to withhold CGT from amounts payable/paid to exited employees, as compensation for loss of employment, and remit same.

FIRS mandates taxpayers to obtain VAT registration certificates and display at their premises

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), on 22 October 2018, notified the general public that it has commenced issuance of value-added tax (VAT) certificates to all new and existing taxpayers registered for VAT purposes. By the publication, FIRS also directed VAT collectors to display their VAT certificates at their business premises and implored taxpayers to report VAT collectors who fail to comply with this directive to the agency.

Analysis and implications of Nigeria’s new Executive Order on Voluntary Declaration of Offshore Assets

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), on 8 October 2018 (Effective Date), issued Executive Order 008 (Order), backing the implementation of the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS or the Scheme).