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...

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...

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...

Value Added Tax Exemption on Commissions from Stock Exchange Transactions Soon to Cease

The Value Added Tax (“VAT”) exemption currently enjoyed on commissions (a) earned on the traded value of shares; (b) payable to the Securities and Exchange Commission; (c) payable to the Nigerian Stock...

Penalties and Interest to Accrue from the Date of Failure to Remit Taxes

The Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) on 14 May 2019, delivered a judgement in the case of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited v. Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) with suit...