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Overview of Expatriate Employment Levy Handbook – Nigeria

Introduction On 27 February 2024, the Federal Government of Nigeria launched the Expatriate Employment Levy Handbook. The Expatriate Employment Levy Handbook (EEL Handbook) contains guidelines for businesses that have expatriate employees in Nigeria. This article provides an overview of the…

Filing of 2023 employer tax returns in Nigeria

As the first month in 2024 draws to an end, businesses are reminded to file their 2023 employer tax return. The annual tax return showing employee(s) income and PAYE tax paid from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 will…

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.…

FAQs on Nigerian PAYE tax

If you want answers to common questions on Nigerian PAYE tax, you are in the right place. Personal income tax is a type of direct tax that impacts the net salary of an employee. We’ve addressed twelve (12) frequently asked…

PAYE tax calculator (Nigeria) with user guide

Usually, the gross salary on an employment contract differs from the monthly salary which an employee receives. Our earlier article on payroll and statutory contributions in Nigeria provides an analysis of the various requirements. One of the payroll obligations that…

A complete guide on employer tax return in Nigeria

An employer is required to deduct Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) tax from employees’ salary in each month. Thereafter, the employer must remit the amount to the relevant tax authority within 10 days of the next month. Besides the monthly PAYE tax return,…

PAYE tax in Nigeria

PAYE Tax Nigeria – Guide to taxation of employees

Personal Income Tax is the charge on the income of individuals, trustees, and executors. In Nigeria, the two key legislation are the Personal Income Tax Amendment Act 2011 (PITAM) and Finance Act 2020. The effective date of the Finance Act…