Federal Government of Nigeria’s 2019 Budget of Continuity
President Muhammadu Buhari provided a sneak peek into Nigeria’s fiscal direction for 2019 on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, as he presented the 2019 Budget of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to the joint session of the National Assembly. The FGN’s 2019 Budget is intended to continue Nigeria’s quest for inclusive growth, economic diversification and sustainable development.
Invest in Nigeria
In 2014, when global commodity prices dropped, Nigeria plunged into economic trouble and in 2016 the country faced its first recession in over two decades. Heeding the call to diversify, the Nigerian government rose to the challenge and started to implement a number of initiatives to not only grow its economy but to protect it from similar commodity downswings in the future.
FEC approves Executive Orders on VAT and Excise Duties alongside five Amendment Bills
In a show of commitment towards reducing the tax burden and improving the ease of doing business for taxpayers, the Federal Executive Council (FEC or the Council) has approved two Executive Orders and five Amendment Bills touching on key provisions in the Nigerian tax and regulatory legislation. This communication was released by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, after the Council meeting on Wednesday, 6 June 2018.
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.
Nigeria announces three-month extension of tax amnesty programme
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS or the Scheme) by three months. The Scheme which originally lasted for 9 months and expired on 31 March 2018 will now run till 30 June 2018. As the original deadline was premised on an executive order, a fresh executive order will be issued to give legal backing to the new timeline.
President Buhari signs Executive Order to promote local content
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday 5 February 2018, signed the ‘Executive Order 5 for Planning and Execution of Projects, Promotion of Nigerian Content in Contracts and Science, Engineering and Technology’ (the Order).
2017 Federal Government Budget : Pinpointing the Facts and Figures
On Wednesday, 14 December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2017 budget of N7.3trillion to the National Assembly for consideration. The budget which is tagged, budget of recovery and growth and expected to be financed by increased borrowings, is aimed at providing a roadmap to revive the nation’s troubled economy. Click HERE for full details of the budget.