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FIRS waiver on penalty, interest extended by 2 months

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has allowed additional time for tax defaulters to enjoy penalty and interest waiver by two (2) months. The tax waiver covers outstanding tax payments on self-assessment filing, tax audit, investigation, and desk review assessments. It…

FIRS resumes field audit, investigation, monitoring

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) will resume field audit, investigation, and monitoring exercises. The Federal tax authority suspended field reviews in April 2020 due to low business activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Federal Government has given businesses the…

FIRS extends penalty, interest waiver by 1 month

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) extends the time for tax defaulters to enjoy penalty and interest waiver by one month. To enjoy the waiver of penalties and interests, a taxpayer must liquidate the outstanding tax liabilities on or before 30…

FIRS introduces new Large Tax Office Non-Oil in Apapa

For amounts payable to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the relevant tax office of a taxpayer depends on four (4) factors. They are the nature of the industry, location, residency status, and turnover of the business. FIRS may assign…

FIRS extends deadline for AEOI common reporting standard

Several countries want to lower cross-border tax evasion through the use of the Income Tax (Common Reporting Standard) Regulations 2019 or CRS Regulations. The CRS Regulations provide guidelines that financial institutions must follow when reporting information on bank accounts of…

Nigeria Tax Highlights – April 2020

Several non-essential businesses and workers stayed indoors in April 2020 due to the pandemic. As the Federal Government and State Government offered palliatives to citizens, so did FIRS to taxpayers. In case you missed the major tax headlines, here are…

FIRS offers more tax concessions during COVID-19

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced extra tax concessions in response to COVID-19. Option to pay tax in Naira: Tax is payable in the currency of the transaction. For transactions in foreign currency, taxes will be paid in…