FIRS to pursue directors and management staff for outstanding corporate tax liabilities

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday, 19 August 2019, issued a public notice mandating companies with lien on their accounts to regularise their tax status and pay the tax due within 30 days of the public notice. In the event of non-compliance within the stated timeline, FIRS has stated its intention to recover the tax liabilities from directors, managers, secretaries and other management staff of such companies.

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

FIRS demands deduction of WHT/VAT at source on all forms of commission and rebates paid to distributors and customers

FIRS demands deduction of WHT/VAT at source on all forms of commission and rebates paid to distributors and customers

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).

FIRS warns defaulting taxpayers about potential restriction on their bank accounts

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has issued a warning to defaulting taxpayers on the impending lien to be imposed on their bank accounts for non-compliance

FIRS suspends lien on bank accounts of taxpayers

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Friday, 15 February 2019, instructed banks to suspend lien placed on the bank accounts of some taxpayers.

Federal High Court rules against income tax assessment based on value of properties

The FHC granted a perpetual injunction restraining FIRS from issuing a companies income tax (CIT) assessment based on deemed turnover using the value of taxpayer’s property.

Federal Government releases 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures

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.

Federal Inland Revenue Service provides clarification on recent tax developments at a stakeholder meeting

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) convened a stakeholders meeting on 6 September 2018, with key participants from different sectors of the economy in attendance. The Executive Chairman of FIRS was present to enlighten stakeholders, as well as answer questions and address comments from the audience.

Automation of the withholding tax system – Will migration be seamless?

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in its bid to extend the Integrated Tax Administration System (ITAS) initiative to all of its processes, recently indicated its intention to fully automate the withholding tax (WHT) system in Nigeria.

Tax authorities appoint banks as agents of collection of outstanding taxes from tax defaulters’ accounts

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and some State Internal Revenue Service (SIRS), in recent times, have been issuing letters to Nigerian banks, appointing them as agents of collection of taxes due from alleged tax defaulters. Based on the letters, the banks were instructed to: