Nigeria to sign agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area

The Federal Government of Nigeria has indicated its intent to sign the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union slated for 7 July 2019.

Federal Government releases 2019 Fiscal Policy Measures

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has approved and ordered the implementation of the 2019 Fiscal Policy Measures (FPM), effective 1 July 2019. 2019 FPM replaces 2018 FPM, which had been in force since 27 July 2018.

Deadline for filing income tax and transfer pricing returns – avoid the last minute rush and material penalties

Deadline for filing income tax and transfer pricing returns – avoid the last minute rush and material penalties

The Companies Income Tax Act (CITA) and Income Tax (Transfer Pricing) Regulations 2018 (the TP Regulations) require corporate taxpayers to file annual companies income tax (CIT) and TP returns within six (6) months after their financial year-end (i.e., due date for filing).

Tax Appeal Tribunal clarifies contentious issue on the taxability of gratuity

On 20 June 2019, the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT), in the case between Nigeria Breweries Plc (Appellant) and Abia State Board of Internal Revenue Service (Respondent), ruled that gratuity is not liable to personal income tax.

Tax Appeal Tribunal relieves employers of tax obligation on voluntary pension contribution

The obligation to account for taxes due on withdrawal of voluntary pension contributions was made clearer in the judgement delivered yesterday by the Tax Appeal Tribunal on a case between Nexen Petroleum Nigeria Limited and Lagos State Internal Revenue Service

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LIRS to introduce unique biometrics-based identifier for taxpayers

LIRS to introduce unique biometrics-based identifier for taxpayers

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has issued a public notice (the Notice) on its intention to integrate the LASG-EBS Taxpayer Identification Digit (PID) module into the National Tax Identification Number (TIN) system with the Joint Tax Board (JTB). The TIN module is biometrics-based, with the aim of ensuring identity uniqueness for taxpayers.

2019 Federal Budget Signed into law

Federal Government of Nigeria’s 2019 Budget signed into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2019 budget of the Federal Government of Nigeria into law. The Budget, which was signed on Monday, 27 May 2019, puts total spending for 2019 at ₦8.92 trillion.

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Is FIRS empowered to place a lien on tax defaulter’s account?

Is FIRS empowered to place a lien on tax defaulter’s account?

Federal Government releases 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures

Federal Executive Council approves new import levy

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new 0.2% import levy on eligible imports from African Union (AU) Member States.