Accounting for VAT in Nigeria – Cash or Accrual basis?

The Value Added Tax Act (VATA or the Law), 2007 governs the administration of VAT in Nigeria. VAT is levied at each stage of the production chain at 5% of the value of the taxable good or service supplied, but it is eventually borne by the final consumer, being a consumption tax.

Rewriting the rules for the digital age

The 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report reflects seismic changes in the world of business. This new era, often called the Fourth Industrial Revolution—or, as we have earlier labeled it, the Big Shift—has fundamentally transformed business, the broader economy, and society.

Africa from the Inside: Spotlight on Risk in Africa

The Forecasting risk in Africa 2017 The blanket “Africa Rising” narrative led to an inability to foresee and mitigate risk on the part of many multinationals in the region. Intra-regional multinationals in Africa must now adapt to “Africa 3.0” – the emerging post-crisis African economy.

Increasing tax revenue: Is a new approach required?

The importance of taxation to a nation’s economic wealth and development cannot be overemphasised. However, the achievement of this goal is often undermined by tax evasion and deliberate attempts by multinationals to shift profits from one jurisdiction to another, amongst others.

Impact of the customer-driven economy on retail business strategies

Over the last 20 years we have seen a seismic shift in retail and the customers that retailers serve. Globally, we are living in an era where customers are in the driver’s seat more than ever before and they are craving authenticity, newness, convenience, and creativity – we are living in the customer-driven economy. What does this mean for retail business strategies?

Guiding the IoT to safety

The Internet of Things and the role of government as both user and regulator Regulations should do more than tell companies what they can’t do—rules should help guide corporate players through minefields of uncertainty. It’s a lot of responsibility, especially when it comes to still-developing IoT technology that holds great promise—and real risks. Introduction: Aligning regulation and transformation Imagine Pandora sitting and staring at her box. In a few moments, she will open its bronze lid and release fear, death, and plague into the world . . . but right now she is wracked with uncertainty. What’s inside? The box might contain untold riches to help her new kingdom—but Zeus warned her never to open it. Should she open it and risk punishment, or leave it shut and possibly leave valuable resources untapped?

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Internally Generated Revenue: What are the short term options at State Level?

Internally generated revenues (IGR) are revenues generated by States within the Nigerian federation, independent of their share of revenue from the federation account.

4 Key Steps to Unlocking a flexible organization

In the 1950s, the average lifespan of an S&P 500 organization was around 60 years. Now, it’s about 15 years—and continues to decline. Lean start-ups are moving with purpose, speed and agility to reshape markets. By contrast, most major corporations are heavily layered, bureaucratic, and stifled by complex webs of reporting lines that weigh-down leadership and smother talent.

Blockchain technology: 9 benefits & 7 challenges

Deloitte Cyber Security Bulletin

Security Intelligence 13.58 million Nigerian Internet users suffer cyberattacks  About 14 per cent or 13.58 million of the 97 million Internet users suffer cyberattacks annually, the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Dr. Isa Ibrahim said this at the inaugural meeting of the Inter-ministerial Technical Committee on the Implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy.

Ministry of Petroleum Resources Releases Draft National Petroleum Fiscal Policy

The Ministry of Petroleum Resources has released a draft fiscal policy for Nigeria’s petroleum industry. This is a fall out of the Ministry’s roadmap tagged “7 Big Wins” for the petroleum industry which was launched last year (Deloitte Tax Alert – FG launches new roadmap for Oil and Gas Sector).