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Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by dre11(m): 7:38am On Dec 02
- Financial Bill to widen tax net will go into effect after Buhari’s assent



Nduka Chiejina and Clinton Njaka, Abuja



EVIDENCE of tax payment will be a condition for operating a bank account from January, according to the Financial bill passed by the National Assembly.

The Bill, submitted to the lawmakers with Budget 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari, is designed to improve financial operations of the country and streamline the tax regime.

It is expected to be signed with the budget before end of the month, to actualise the return to the January – December budget cycle.

According to a section of the Bill, banks will require anybody opening an account to provide his Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Those who already have accounts with banks will also be required to provide their TIN.

There are 30 million Bank Verification Numbers (BVN)-linked accounts.
The intention is to make sure that more people are captured into the tax net.

According to the Joint Tax Board, the tax identification number (TIN) is a unique identifier for an individual or a company for tax remittance.

The TIN is prepared by the tax office and issued for proper identification and verification.
Applying for TIN is free. The TIN generation process is real-time and should not exceed 48 hours after a request is submitted.

Another major feature of the Financial Bill is the hike in Value Added Tax (VAT) to 7.5 per cent from the extant five per cent.

Also in the bill, emails will be accepted by the tax authorities as a formal channel of correspondence with taxpayers.

The bill will also strategically “promote fiscal equity by mitigating instances of regressive taxation; reform domestic tax laws to align with global best practices; introduce tax incentives for investments in infrastructure and capital markets; support small businesses in line with the ongoing Ease of Doing Business Reforms; and raise revenues for the Government by various fiscal measures.”

Under the proposed Personal Income Tax Act: the bill will state that pension contributions no longer require the approval of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) to be tax-deductible.

The bill when signed into law, will remove the tax exemption on withdrawals from pension schemes except the prescribed conditions are met.

The bill will come up with a penalty for failure to deduct tax by agents appointed for tax deduction. This penalty is 10 per cent of the tax not deducted, plus interest at the prevailing monetary policy rate of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The conditions attached to tax exemption on gratuities will be removed by the bill, meaning that gratuities are unconditionally tax exempt. The duties currently performed by the Joint Tax Board (JTB) as it relates to administering the Personal Income Tax Act, will now be performed by the FIRS.

Another penalty that will come into effect when the bill becomes law will be the penalty for late filing of the Value Added Tax (VAT) returns.

The penalty for failure to register for VAT will be reviewed upwards to N50,000 for the first month of default and N25,000 for each subsequent month of default.

The penalty for failure to notify FIRS of change in company address will be reviewed upwards to N50,000 for the first month of default and N25,000 for each subsequent month of default. This penalty also covers failure to notify FIRS of permanent cessation of trade or business.

Similar to the VAT amendment, the bill is also introducing Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption on Group reorganisations, subject to the following conditions being met.

They are:
• Assets are sold to a Nigerian company and is for the better organisation of the trade or business;

• The entities involved are within a recognised group 365 days before the transaction, and the relevant assets are not disposed earlier than 365 days after the transaction.

• The current practice is that companies send an approval request letter under CITA S29(9) to the FIRS, and include a CGT exemption request. Currently, the CGT Act imposes CGT on compensation for loss of employment above N10,000.

The bill seeks to expand the coverage of this provision by renaming it “compensation for loss” and increase the minimum threshold from N10,000 to N10 million.


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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by zakim(m): 7:39am On Dec 02
Nigeria law makers are wonderful, they are always look for ways to create wealth for themselves grin grin grin

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by majamajic(m): 7:39am On Dec 02
this country

they know how to set laws for the masses meanwhile , they can't cover their own end


no basic amenities !!

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Officialgarri: 7:42am On Dec 02
I'm in total support of this because it will give me the chance to fight my company seriously.

The company has been deducting tax on my behalf for quite some years now and I've never seen the record.

It was funny when the Human resource department called recently to ask for my TIN to include on a document.
I was surprised � How can you claim to be helping me pay my tax and you don't have my TIN number?

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Jengem: 7:43am On Dec 02
You guys paying taxes know the politicians are using hate speech to eat it abi

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by helinues: 7:45am On Dec 02
What is tax card?

How does it look like?

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Zangibadanba: 7:46am On Dec 02
helinues:
What is tax card?

How does it look like?

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by istina: 7:48am On Dec 02
So what happens to millions of unemployed youths who currently have accounts

Does it means they will be unable to receive their monthly stipend from family and friends who give them a token just to keep them from suicide before they are gainfully employed?

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Zangibadanba: 7:49am On Dec 02

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by LabDNA: 7:51am On Dec 02
And the noose keeps tightening...

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by okpalaAnambra: 7:53am On Dec 02
What a shithole

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Solsix(m): 8:09am On Dec 02
Even jobless people who wants to open account in case someone want to send them something. Those who voted APC the second time only God can forgive that carelessness.

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by ijewejones: 8:13am On Dec 02
Government really want the masses to go back to stone age of stuffing money under the bed or burying it... shocked



Taxation in Nigeria under APC regime is now a thing of choice,you are left to your choice

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by YoungLionken(m): 8:13am On Dec 02
Piggy bank comes to mind..
I'm beginning to think, maybe I should join other politicians, kidnappers and co in stockpiling money at home...

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by chinavs9ja(m): 8:13am On Dec 02
This is what will always happen when leaders are selfish, and their followers never mind but they prefer hailing them even if they are suffering.

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Nteogwuija(m): 8:13am On Dec 02
I guess this would be for only those with paid employment.

As I no come get paid employment, how I wan use pay tax na.

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:14am On Dec 02
Operations PAY YOUR TAX!

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by RichDad1(m): 8:14am On Dec 02
Then the should make Tax certificates less cumbersome to get.

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Sundaypaul12345: 8:14am On Dec 02
Another way of making money for embezlement

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by ChristineC: 8:14am On Dec 02
grin grin grin grin
a country riddled with unemployed and underemployed graduates.
Sai Baba

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Ololanla: 8:14am On Dec 02
Hmm
Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by Sunofgod(m): 8:15am On Dec 02
evil apc....

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by RichDad1(m): 8:15am On Dec 02
istina:
So what happens to millions of unemployed youths who currently have accounts

Does it means they will be unable to receive their monthly stipend from family and friends who give them a token just to keep them from suicide before they are gainfully employed?
They’re just being foolish. Is it everyone that operates an account that’s working or gainfully employed ?

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by IgbosAreOsus: 8:15am On Dec 02
Olori burúkú
Bubu

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Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by AwkaetitiBabe(f): 8:16am On Dec 02
Lol... Next level thingy. Good one. We need discipline in this country
Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by GEOANDSONS: 8:16am On Dec 02
Lol
Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by zolapower: 8:16am On Dec 02
Nigeria who have you offended ?
Re: Bank Customers To Present Tax Card From Next Month by AlphaStyles(m): 8:16am On Dec 02
Tax regime una weldone

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