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CSEA Analysts Advocate Fiscal Buffers To Boost Foreign Reserves

As Nigeria’s economy continues to be hampered by the COVID-19 impact with the #EndSars protests worsening its productivity prospects in recent weeks, analysts at the Centre for the Study of The Economies of Africa (CSEA) have advised the fiscal authorities to build fiscal buffers to reverse the nation’s worrisome current account balance and stall further […]

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France Wants EU To Push Ahead With Digital Tax Agenda

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, on Friday expressed his country’s support for the European Union’s (EU’s) own digital tax in the first quarter of 2021 if broader efforts to find an international solution failed to translate into concrete results this year. A news report sourced from Reuters quoted the minister as saying that […]

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Cross River Govt sets up special tax courts

The Executive Chairman of Cross River State Anti Tax Agency, Bishop Emma Isong, on Wednesday disclosed that the state government had established four “special” mobile courts to prosecute illegal tax collectors at all levels in the state Isong made the disclosure at a one-day Stakeholders’ meeting/workshop on “Anti-Tax Agency: Justification and a way Forward” held […]

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National Assembly Passes N10.59Trn Budget For 2020 Fiscal Year

The Senate on Thursday  passed a federal budget of N10.59 trillion  for the 2020 fiscal year  in keeping with its major legislative agenda of returning the country’s budget cycle to a more predictable one as well as re-positioning the nation’s economy on the path of sustainable growth.. The passage of the annual 2020 budget before […]

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Ogun Governor Proposes N450Bn Budget For 2020 Fiscal Year

Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, has presented an Appropriation Bill with a provisional value of N449.97 billion to the state’s Legislature for consideration as budget for the 2020 fiscal year. According to the budget proposal tagged ‘Budget to Build our Future Together’ laid before the State House of Assembly on Tuesday, the governor earmarked […]

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Professional Services Sector Tops VAT Collections In Q3, 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that out of the N275.12 billion raked in as Value Added Tax (VAT) in the third quarter of this year, the Professional Services sector accounted for the highest collection, totalling N32.09 billion,. Overall, the NBS, in its just published ‘Sectoral Distribution Of Value Added Tax (Q3,2019) report […]

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OAuGF, Finance Ministry Seal LoU On SFTAS Programme

The Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (OAuGF) and the Federal Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning have signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) singalling the formal launching of the State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme. The SFTAS is a $750m programme of the Federal Government to reward states for meeting […]

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FG Tasks States On Alternative Revenue Generation Options

The Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Agba, has charged state commissioners of budget and economic planning to devise alternative ways of revenue generation to ensure sustainable development of the nation’s  economy. The Minister gave this charge at the  Forum of Commissioners of Budget and Economic Planning, Community of Practice (CoP) meeting […]

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Governors Support 7.5% VAT, As Lawan Lists Finance Bill Benefits

State governors on Thursday expressed support for the Finance Bill, which seeks to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.5 per cent, among other revenue generation and fiscal proposals. The Vice-chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Aminu Tambuwal, gave the governors’ position on the proposed hike of the VAT rate […]

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Senate Passes Finance Bill 2019, 11 Others Scale First Reading

The Senate on Thursday passed the Executive Finance Bill 2019, which seeks amendments of Nigeria’s tax laws, even as 11 other fiscal-oriented bills scale first reading in the upper chamber. The passage of the Finance Bill 2019 was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance. While presenting the committee’s […]