FIRS launches business continuity plan in response to Coronavirus pandemic

With the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID- 19 or the Pandemic), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has released a public notice (the Notice), informing the general public of the launch of its “business continuity plan”.

FIRS automates VAT filing and collection system, for certain businesses

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) recently issued a Public Notice (the Notice), informing the general public of its automated Value Added Tax (VAT) collection system for Branded Shops, Super Stores, General Supermarkets, Standard Restaurants and Eateries, nationwide.

Dormant companies to regularise their tax status

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Thursday, 13 February 2020, issued a public notice (the Notice) informing dormant companies to regularise their tax returns by 30 June 2020.

PEBEC releases scorecard on its 60 days action plan to improve ease of doing business in Nigeria

Reminder to file Country-By-Country Reporting Notification

The CbCR Regulations include reporting and notification obligations for companies that are members of multinational entities (MNEs) with a group consolidated revenue of at least ₦160,000,000,000 in the preceding accounting year.

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.