The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday 8th October 2018, signed an Executive Order 008, titled “Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (“VOARS” or “Scheme”).
According to the Order, the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has a mandate to set up a Scheme for all categories of taxpayers who have defaulted in the declaration of their offshore assets, payment of taxes due and collectible subject to the fulfilment of the terms and conditions stipulated by it. The Scheme aims to provide an opportunity for taxpayers to regularize their offshore assets, pay taxes or levies due, commit to avoid tax evasion and ensure full tax compliance going forward. The scheme commences from the date of the Order and shall be in operation for 12 months.
The Federal High Court has set aside the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) ruling of 2012 exonerating Gazprom Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited (Gazprom) from paying VAT on services supplied to it by non-resident entities. Gazprom had appealed to the TAT against VAT assessments served on it by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), resulting from payments by Gazprom to some non-resident consultants.
FIRS’s brief of argument was for the FHC to determine
“Whether in the light of the provisions of the Value Added Tax Act, the Honourable Tax Appeal Tribunal was right in holding that the Respondent ought not to have been held liable to pay VAT on the services it purchased/consumed from non-resident companies”
Gazprom on its part requested that the Court determines:
“Whether upon a proper construction of the VAT Act, the Tribunal rightly upheld the Respondent’s appeal to the effect that the Respondent is not liable to self-assess and remit VAT to the Appellant in respect of services received from outside Nigeria and provided by non-resident companies that were not carrying on business in Nigeria”
Pedabo is organizing a training/workshop on the Emerging Financial Reporting Standards: IFRS 9 (Financial Instruments) and IFRS 15 (Revenue from Contracts with Customers). The training course is scheduled to take place on 16th & 17th of October, 2018 at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has issued a revised income Tax (Transfer Pricing) Regulations, 2018 effective March 12, 2018, thereby revoking the old Regulations.
Objective Of The New Regulations
The Regulations were issued to ensure alignment with the developments in international tax practice as it relates to Transfer Pricing (TP) particularly the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project embarked upon by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the request of the finance ministers of the G20 countries.
The OECD developed thirteen (13) Action Points to mitigate BEPS. Action Point 8 to 10 (Aligning transfer pricing outcomes with value creation) and Action Point 13 (Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country by Country Reporting) focused on intangibles, contractual allocation of risks between Multinational Entities (MNEs), level of returns to funding provided by a capital-rich MNE group members and the requirements for filing “Master and Local files” among other issues.
|Financial Service||Oil & Gas||IT & Telecom||Construction & Real Estate||Trading & Automobile||Manufacturing||Energy & Power|
|Access Bank Plc||Lonestar Drilling Nigeria Limited||Airtel Nigeria Limited||Blueline Urban Project Limited||Elizade Nigeria Limited||Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Servipower Company Ltd.|
|Capital Alliance Nigeria Limited||Falcon Petroleum Limited||Hewlett Packard Nigeria Limited||Sermatech Nigeria Limited||Montana Group Limited||Sonnex Packaging Limited|
|Afrinvest West Africa Limited||Forte Oil Plc.||IS Internet Solutions Limited||Design Union Group||Konga Online Shopping Limited.||AJEast Limited|
|Fidelity Bank Plc.||Homble Energy||Intercellular Nigeria Ltd.||Primrose Property Investment Ltd||Somotex Nigeria Limited|
|Guaranty Trust Bank Plc||Midwestern Oil & Gas Company Plc||Visafone Communications Limited||Primrose Development Company Ltd|
|First City Monument Bank Plc.||Azenith Energy Resources Limited|
|Wapic Insurance Plc.|
|Chapel Hill Advisory Partners Limited|
|Cornerstone Insurance Plc|
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (“FIRS”) in exercise of its powers as provided in Section 61 of the Federal Inland Revenue Service Establishment Act (“FIRSEA”) recently released Nigeria’s Income Tax (Country by Country Reporting) Regulations. The enactment of the regulation is also in line with there commendation of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project which recommended that signatory countries develop local rules regarding Country by Country Reporting (“CbCR”) to enhance transparency in tax administration. This regulation will also give effect to the Country-by-Country Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement signed on 27 January 2016. The regulation whose objective is to seek information about the global activities of multinational enterprises (MNEs) requires that MNEs with tax presence in Nigeria file certain information about their global operations with FIRS.
Read more here…….Country-by-Country Reporting
The National Pension Commission(“Pencom”) has issued an exposure draft of guidelines for the administration of pensions for self-employed persons and persons employed in the informal sector. This is in line with Section 2(3) of the PRA 2014. Pencom expects comments from the public and all stakeholders before amending and issuing the final Guidelines.
The draft Guidelines predominantly refers to a‘Micro Pension Scheme(“MPS”). It details the characteristics, modalities for operation, investments of the pension fund assets and the criteria for conversion between the Compulsory Pension Scheme(CPS) and MPS. We present below a summary of the salient issues addressed in the draft Guidelines for your easy reading.
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