The deadline to pay your 2022 training contributions and file your training policy with the office of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF or “the fund”) is fast approaching. Many businesses are exposed to penalties for non-compliance due to the lack of information on the functionality and operations of the ITF. This article provides detailed information on how the fund operates and functions to ensure that your business is fully compliant and, at the same time, reaps the benefits that are available.Read More
In Nigeria, the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) is the principal legislation that governs the taxation of individuals, communities, families, trustees, and estates. The PITA imposes a tax on the total income of taxable persons subject to a few exemptions which may be found under the Third Schedule to the PITA (Third Schedule), Items One and Two of the Sixth Schedule to the PITA, or under any other relevant provision of the PITA such as Sections 19 & 20.Read More
The Annual Individual Personal Income Tax (PIT) Returns filing season is upon us and the due date which falls on March 31, 2023 is fast approaching. This in line with Section 41 of the Personal Income Tax Act, 2011, Cap P8 LFN 2004 as amended, which states that a taxable person shall, without notice or demand, file a return of the income in the prescribed form and containing the prescribed information with the tax authority of the State in which they reside, within ninety (90) days from the commencement of every year.Read More
Filing of PAYE for employers of labour is a seasonal exercise. It comes in the first month of every year. Employers of labour are mandated by section 81 of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) to file annual returns which contains the income paid to their employees, PAYE deducted and remitted to the relevant tax authorities on behalf of the employees in an assessment year. In this piece we would review the PAYE returns filing process as this is what is required first before the PIT filing returns.Read More
Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) actions were developed in the context of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) /G20 BEPS Project. The 15 BEPS actions equip governments with domestic and international rules and instruments to address tax avoidance, ensuring that profits are taxed where economic activities generating the profits are performed and where value is created.Read More
The steadily plummeting revenue accruing to the Government annually has led to the need to diversify the country’s revenue generation portfolio by exploring prospects of non-crude-oil-related revenue generating activities and undertaking thorough well-thought-out measures to block revenue leakages in the economy. Hence, the attempts being made to tighten the country’s fiscal policy measures and to fish out non-conforming taxpayers.Read More
By a Public Notice titled ‘Value Added Tax Act (CAP V1, LFN 2004) (as amended): Appointment of Certain Companies to Withhold VAT’, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) informed the public of the appointment of MTN, Airtel, All Money Deposit Banks (As Defined by the CBN Guidelines) (Appointees) as agents to withhold Value Added Tax (VAT) charged on all taxable supplies made to them effective 1st January 2023.Read More
- By virtue of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018, a merger occurs when one or more undertakings directly or indirectly acquire or establish direct or indirect control over the whole or part of the business of another undertaking. A merger may be achieved through the purchase or lease of shares, interest, or assets of one of the merging parties by the other; (ii) amalgamation or other combination of the undertakings of the merging entities; or (iii) joint venture.
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) recently issued and approved the immediate implementation of the Guidelines on Accessing RSA Balance For Payment of Equity Contribution of Residential Mortgage by RSA Holders (Guidelines). The Guidelines were issued pursuant to Section 89(2) of the Pension Reform Act 2014 (PRA), which provides that “a Pension Fund Administrator may, subject to guidelines issued by the Commission, apply a percentage of the pension assets in the retirement savings account towards payment of equity contribution for payment of residential mortgage by a holder of Retirement Savings Account”.Read More
A registered business in Nigeria that earns a legitimate income is captured under the Company Income Tax Act (CITA), Cap C21, LFN 2004 (as amended) to pay the tax due from all its revenue sources.
However, the provision of the Company Income Tax Act (CITA), Cap C21, LFN 2004 (as amended) exempts income or profits earned from some particular sources from CIT.Read More