PenCom releases guidelines on voluntary contribution under the contributory pension scheme
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) recently released guidelines (the Guidelines) to provide clarity on voluntary contributions (VCs) under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). The Guidelines are coming on the heels of PenCom’s circular of 16 November 2017 to all Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) and Pension Fund Custodians (PFCs) on “Withdrawals from voluntary contributions”.
FIRS issues public notice on implementation of the revised 2018 Transfer Pricing Regulations
Recently, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) issued the Income Tax (Transfer Pricing) Regulations, 2018 (the 2018 TP Regulations), which replaced the Income Tax (Transfer Pricing) Regulations, 2012.
Meet one of Deloitte Africa Brand Ambassadors
My name is Amani Momodu. Oh okay, you already know that; but the import of this ‘re-introduction’ is what will be coming from me to you over the next several weeks and months, and may I also add year J. So I please ask that you join me on this exciting ride.
Finance and Accounting Outsourcing
The hyper-competitive nature of the global economy is linking the world’s major economies and changing the landscape of international business. This fast pace of change is compressing internal investment cycles into shorter payback periods thus creating a pressure on earnings expectation.
PenCom releases Draft Framework for Micro Pension Plan
The National Pension Commission (PenCom), via a public notice issued on Tuesday, 15 May 2018, disseminated a Draft Framework for Micro Pension Plan (the Framework) for stakeholders’ consideration and comments.
Senate passes bill to repeal and re-enact CAMA
The Nigerian Senate on 15 May 2018, passed a Bill for an Act to repeal and re-enact the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990 (the Bill). The proposed Bill called the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2018 (CAMA), went through the third reading at the Senate and now awaits final assent by the President.
Value added tax compliance – Any respite for Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry operators?
Value added tax (VAT) is a multistage consumption tax, which is charged and payable on the supply of all goods and services. VAT is payable by individuals, body corporates, and organisations that buy, procure or import taxable goods and services. VAT applies on all goods and services except those specifically listed as exempt in the law. The First Schedule to Value Added Tax Act, Cap V1, LFN 2007 (as amended) (VATA) contains the list of exempted items. Goods exempted include basic food items, baby products, all exports, books and educational materials.
Analysing the treaty making process in Nigeria – Focus on the Double Tax Treaty with Singapore
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday 26 March 2018, signed the instrument of ratification of agreement with Singapore against double taxation and fiscal evasion. The President’s assent is pursuant to the approval of the double taxation treaty (DTT) between Nigeria and Singapore on 16 November 2016 by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and subsequent signature of the DTT by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 2 August 2017.
Federal Government approves new policy to boost local production of tomatoes
The Federal Government (“FG”) of Nigeria has developed and approved the implementation of a tomato sector policy (“the Policy”) whose primary aims include – increasing the local production of fresh tomatoes; increasing local production of tomato concentrates and reducing post-harvest losses.
PEBEC releases scorecard on its 60 days action plan to improve ease of doing business in Nigeria
The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), has released details of the outcome of the 60 days national action which was initiated to make Nigeria an easier place to do business (see earlier alert).