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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.…

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…

FIRS circular on taxation of non-residents in Nigeria

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has issued guidance on the taxation of non-residents in Nigeria. FIRS Information Circular No. 2021/07 of 3rd June 2021 provides information on the Nigerian tax laws for non-residents (individuals or corporate) and their liability to taxes in…

Multichoice Nigeria to pay NGN900bn tax debt to FIRS

Multichoice Nigeria Limited (Multichoice) offers entertainment platforms such as DStv and GOtv. In April 2021, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) issued a demand notice of NGN1.8trillion to Multichoice over an alleged NGN1.8 trillion tax evasion. Next, Multichoice appealed with the Tax Appeal…

FIRS information circulars on Finance Act 2020

Effective 1 January 2021, the Finance Act 2020 introduced significant changes to fifteen laws covering tax and non-tax laws in Nigeria. The revenue authority usually releases information circulars to guide stakeholders on the administration of the Finance Act. Consequently, the Federal Inland Revenue Service…