FIRS releases the Income Tax (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations 2019
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) recently released the Income Tax (Income Reporting Standard) Regulations (The Regulations). The Regulations seek to give effect to various international conventions, treaties and guidelines between Nigeria and other contracting States with respect to mutual administrative assistance, automatic exchange of financial account information and compliance with common reporting standards and the relevant provisions of the FIRS (Establishment) Act and Companies Income Tax Act relating to FIRS’ power to call for returns and access taxpayer’s records.
FIRS demands penalties from erring taxpayers for failure to file CbCR notification
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has started issuing demand letters for payment of administrative penalties to taxpayers who did not file Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) notification forms with FIRS under Regulation 6(1) of the Income Tax (Country-by-Country Reporting) Regulations 2018 (the CbCR Regulations).
FIRS mandates taxpayers to obtain VAT registration certificates and display at their premises
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), on 22 October 2018, notified the general public that it has commenced issuance of value-added tax (VAT) certificates to all new and existing taxpayers registered for VAT purposes. By the publication, FIRS also directed VAT collectors to display their VAT certificates at their business premises and implored taxpayers to report VAT collectors who fail to comply with this directive to the agency.
Federal Inland Revenue Service releases Country by Country notification form
Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has released, via a public notice, a standard notification form to be used by multinational entities (MNEs) in providing Country-by-Country (CbC) notifications. The requirement to file CbC notifications is in line with Regulation 6 of the Income Tax (Country by Country Reporting) Regulations 2018 (the Regulations).
FIRS issues Nigeria’s Country-by-Country Reporting Regulations
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in exercise of powers conferred on it by Section 61 of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act No.13 of 2007, and all other powers enabling it, has issued the Income Tax (Country by Country Reporting) Regulations, 2018 (the CbCR Regulations). The CbCR Regulations take effect from 1 January 2018, and form part of the enhanced tax disclosure requirements set out by Action 13 of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. The Regulations aim at providing tax authorities with improved information to enable them better assess international tax avoidance risks. Under the CbCR Regulations, where the Ultimate Parent Entity (UPE) or a Constituent Entity (CE) of a Multinational Enterprise Group (MNE Group) is tax resident in Nigeria, such Nigerian resident entity will be required to file a Country-by-Country Report (CbC Report) with FIRS for an accounting year where the Group has a…
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.