FIRS Circular

FIRS Circular on the Tax Implications of Operation of Real Estate Investment Companies in...

Following the passage of the Finance Act 2019, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS or the Service) has released several circular providing clarification on certain provisions of extant tax laws that were...

National Lottery (Amendment) Act 2017- Special Tax Regime for Lottery Companies

BACKGROUND The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2017 passed the National Lottery Amendment Bill (the Bill) for the amendment of the National Lottery Act 2005...

The Value Added Tax (VAT) Modification Order 2020

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, in the exercise of powers granted in section 38 of the Value Added Tax Act Cap V1 LFN 2004 (VATA or the Act) on February...

Public Notice on Deduction at Source of Withholding Tax

The Federal Inland Revenue Service ("FIRS"), in a Public Notice, issued a guidance to the public and taxpayers in general on Withholding Tax ("WHT") and Value Added Tax("VAT") deductible on Compensation/Commission...
SEP

Nigeria issues the Companies Income Tax (Significant Economic Presence) Order, 2020

The Finance Act 2019 heralded the introduction of a new framework for the taxation of e-commerce in Nigeria and this was to be based on the Significant Economic Presence (SEP) principle. The...

A New Tax Burden on Nigerian Companies

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria recently passed into law the Nigerian Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019. (NPTFEA or the Act). The NPTFEA creates a Special Intervention Fund for the Nigerian...
Tax outlook 2020

The Nigerian Tax Report: 2019 Wrap up/2020 Outlook

With the Nigerian fiscal landscape constantly in a state of flux and the frequent push and pull by the government aimed at improving the economic fortunes of the country, the 2019 tax...

Expansion of the Statutory Deadline for Filing of Tax Objections

The Tax Appeal Tribunal ("TAT") on 17.09.19, sitting in Lagos, in the matter of Earth Moving International v. Federal Inland Revenue Service1, delivered judgement to the effect that; (x) a Notice of...
Non-resident tax

FIRS Establishes Tax Office for Non-Resident Persons

By a public notice (“the Notice”) issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (“the Service” or “FIRS”), a tax office-specific and peculiar to Non-Resident persons as defined under Nigerian law has been...
FIRS Intervention - COVID 19

FIRS Intervention in Response to COVID-19

In a bid to ameliorate some of the potential impacts of the pandemic on businesses in Nigeria, the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammed Nami (the Chairman)...