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Filing of 2021 employer tax returns in Nigeria

It’s the season for filing payroll tax in Nigeria. The Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) Cap P8 LFN 2011 (as amended) requires every employer to file the employer tax returns (Form H1) with the relevant tax authority by 31 January. Employers are to file their…

How to perform payroll tax reconciliation

What is payroll tax reconciliation?  A payroll tax reconciliation checks whether the PAYE tax calculated corresponds with the actual amount payable. A regular reconciliation lowers payroll tax exposure. An employer can carry out a reconciliation exercise quarterly, bi-annually, or annually. As payroll data…

Finance Bill 2021 reaches Senate

On 7 December 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari released the Finance Bill 2021 (FB 2021) to the National Assembly for passage. Finance Bill 2021 seeks to amend and introduce relevant tax and fiscal laws for macroeconomic policy reforms and public financial management of Nigeria.…

Nigeria VAT compliance for non-resident suppliers

Federal Internal Revenue Service (FIRS) has released guidelines on a simplified compliance regime for value added tax for non-resident suppliers (The Guidelines). The Guidelines clarify the obligations and procedures for value added tax (VAT) compliance by non-resident suppliers (NRS) supplying goods, services, or…

How to register for tax Lagos State Internal Revenue Service

A taxable person is required to register for taxes in Nigeria. Individuals, employees, partnerships, and communities pay personal income tax in Nigeria. Personal income tax is payable to the relevant tax authority. Tax residents in Lagos State usually pay tax to the Lagos…