Evidence of tax payment will soon become a prerequisite for issuing passports – FIRS
As part of the strategy to drive tax compliance, provision of tax clearance certificate (TCC) may soon become a prerequisite for issuance of National passport (what is commonly referred to as “international passport”). This is according to the statement credited to the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) at the meeting of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) in Abuja, on Monday, 28 November 2016. This requirement is being planned to apply to both fresh applications and renewals of old passport.
FIRS releases new Transfer Pricing Forms
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has released updated Transfer Pricing (TP) Declaration and Disclosure Forms, which take effect from January 2017. The update by FIRS is aimed at improving disclosure and transparency by taxpayers in their TP Returns, as well as providing FIRS with better information for their use in conducting TP risk identification and assessment.
FIRS extends window for waiver of penalty and interest for members of NASME
Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Friday, 25 November 2016, issued a public notice formalizing its extension of the tax amnesty window exclusively for members of the National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME). The new deadline date for members of NASME is 31 December 2016 and all applications for grant of waiver are to be submitted to FIRS, through the association.
Effective strategy planning for new leaders
When we interview CEOs and boards in preparation for Executive Transition Labs, we often hear they expect the newly promoted or incoming executive to be an effective strategist. Yet, in the lab, I frequently find that transitioning executives cannot clearly articulate the process for framing strategy at their company, and sometimes, the critical strategy choices of the company.
Tax Alert | Migration of physical CCIs due latest 28 November, 2016
Some deposit money banks have recently sent out notices to customers to submit active (i.e. unutilized/partly utilized) physical certificates of capital importation (CCIs) for data capturing and migration to the new electronic format (e-CCI). This notice is in line with the recent activities of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) geared towards automating the process for issuance and administration of CCIs.
Kenya: Grounding Africa’s Economic Growth
Apart from being the largest and most advanced economy in East Africa, Kenya is also set to be among the fastest-growing countries in Africa, expected to continue to grow in excess of 5% per annum over the next five years.
Decoding the path to purchase: Using autonomous analytics for customer mapping
You could be forgiven for being overwhelmed by customer data. Every minute, for example:
The key to successful delivery of Capital Projects in Africa
Delivering Capital Projects is a complex process that requires the effective integration of a number of variables. The successful delivery of such a project largely depends on frequent measurement of progress, evaluating plans and making adjustments where necessary.
FEC approves new bilateral tax treaty between Nigeria and Singapore
In the bid to facilitate more trade between Nigeria and Singapore, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 approved a bilateral tax treaty between the two countries. A bilateral tax treaty, also known as double tax treaty (DTT), helps to eliminate the double taxation of income arising in either of the countries and paid to residents of the other. Meanwhile, double taxation is the levying of tax more than once on the same declared income, asset or financial transaction, often by two or more jurisdictions.
Culture shift: Changing beliefs, behaviors, and outcomes
Culture is like an iceberg. The part that can be seen above the waves reflects the isolated behaviors and outcomes that can surprise and sometimes frustrate incoming executives. The bulk of it, though, the submerged part, comprises the “shared beliefs and assumptions” that are often shaped over generations and can sometimes punch a hole through titanic corporate initiatives.