Tax Audit Management: Understanding Its Significance

Management is above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet” – Henry Mintzberg.

There is something special about Thursdays. Thursday is the best day to start a new habit. You are less inclined to be caught up with contending needs, as on Monday and you can pursue that routine on the next Friday and consistently, increasing the odds that the change will stick. Happy new month and welcome to Tax Thursday.

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Internal Generated Revenue by State Government in H1 2020: Summary

Internal Generated Revenue by State Government in H1 2020: Summary

The realities of the Covid-19 pandemic affected internally generated revenue across various states in Nigeria but in spite of the significant drop in revenue, the economy has rapidly gotten back up from the Q1 to the Q2.

The National Bureau of Statistics recently published the Internally Generated Revenue at State level for the Half year of 2020. The 36 states and FCT IGR figure hits N612.87bn in H1 2020 compared to the N693.91bn recorded in 2019. This shows us a negative growth of -11.7% from the previous year.

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In this piece, I shall be walking you through the importance of financial and tax management for start-ups in Nigeria. In recent times, Nigeria has risen to be one of the leading business locations in Africa; most significantly for start-up businesses.

Business in Nigeria is a wonderful experience when your business venture succeeds, however before success there could be great challenges and difficulties that a new business or startup must face, one of which is usually financial and tax management.

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According to the latest Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) Disbursement Report, released by the National Bureau Statistics (NBS), the sum of N606.20bn was disbursed in May 2020 bringing a decrease of about 22% compared to the N780.93bn from the previous month (April 2020).

The drastic decline in the revenue generated in May 2020, compared to the previous month – April 2020, is an issue of great concern and reinforces the great importance of exploiting new sectors of the economy both on the Federal and State Government levels. No need for the long story of oil not being as lucrative as it was in the past years. I assume we are all aware of this by now.

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A Series of Tax Relief Part 2

Welcome to the second part of this series.

Last week, we looked at some of the tax reliefs that have made available by the federal government to taxpayers to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, various state governments have also made some tax reliefs available to taxpayers. Some of these tax reliefs available in various states include:

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has made the following tax reliefs and palliatives for taxpayers in the State:

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The world’s most popular media company Facebook, creates no content. The world’s most popular retailer Ali Baba carries no stock, and the world’s largest accommodation provider, AirBnB, owns no property.

The above quote is as pertinent as it is trite. Straits Times notes that digitization has led to the emergence of new business models and increased international trade, while removing the need for a company to have physical presence in a country to conduct business with its residents.

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12 Nuggets on Companies Income Taxation in Nigeria

  1. What is Companies Income Tax (CIT)? CIT is tax on the profits of incorporated entities in Nigeria. It also includes the tax on profits of non-resident companies who accrue or derive profits from Nigeria or bring or receive their income in Nigeria. It is therefore commonly referred to as corporate tax. CIT was created by the Companies Income Tax Act (CITA or the Act), it is one of the taxes administered and collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS” or “the Service”)
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