Value added tax compliance – Any respite for Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry operators?

Value added tax (VAT) is a multistage consumption tax, which is charged and payable on the supply of all goods and services. VAT is payable by individuals, body corporates, and organisations that buy, procure or import taxable goods and services. VAT applies on all goods and services except those specifically listed as exempt in the law. The First Schedule to Value Added Tax Act, Cap V1, LFN 2007 (as amended) (VATA) contains the list of exempted items. Goods exempted include basic food items, baby products, all exports, books and educational materials.