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2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by lalasticlala(m): 6:26pm On Nov 20
More tax incentives offered to Nigerians

Reduction in duties on tractors from 35% to 10%.

Reduction in duties on motor vehicles for the transportation of goods from 35% to 10%.

Reduction of levy on motor vehicles for the transportation of persons (cars) from 35% to 5%.

Exemption of small companies (with less than 125m turnover) from payment of education tax under the Tertiary Education Trust fund (TETFUND).

Fifty per cent reduction in minimum tax; from 0.5% to 0.25% for gross turnover for financial years ending between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2021.

Granting of tax relief to companies that donated to the COVID-19 relief fund under the private sector coalition (CACOVID).

Why Buhari is proposing 2020 Finance Bill to National Assembly – Finance Minister

Finance minister says Mr Buhari wants 2020 Finance Bill to improve budget implementation
ByBassey Udo November 19, 2020 3 min read
The Nigeria government wants to enact the 2020 Finance Act to improve the implementation of its annual budgets, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to send the 2020 Finance Bill to the National Assembly for enactment to the 2020 Finance Act soon. Mrs Ahmed said the proposed law seeks to amend various laws upon which the government’s fiscal policies are based.

The minister spoke on the Bill while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation in Abuja on Wednesday.

Mrs Ahmed said the Finance Bill was produced by several ministries, departments and agencies, tax practitioners and scholars working under the Fiscal Policy Reform Committee set up by the government.

Apart from proposing changes to tax laws relating to the Nigeria Customs and Excise and other fiscal laws, the minister said the Bill introduces new fiscal measures to enhance the management of the economy.

She said the Bill also seeks to reform the fiscal incentive policies to ensure coordination between the monetary and fiscal authorities of the government.

“The broad principle in the Finance Act was to consider how we will have adequate macroeconomic strategies to attract investments, to be able to grow the economy on a sustainable basis, and to create jobs as the immediate fiscal strategies to put in place accelerate domestic revenue mobilisation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent decline in the economy,” she said.

Mrs Ahmed said the Finance Bill seeks to amend 13 different tax laws.

These include the Capital Gains Tax Act, Companies Income Tax Act (CITA), Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) Act (IIDITRA), Personal Income Tax Act (PITA), Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act, Customs & Excise Tariff (Consolidation) Act, Value Added Tax Act (VATA), Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Public Procurement Act.

Highlights of the Bill aside from the amendments to tax laws include providing fiscal reliefs for corporate taxpayers, for instance by reducing their minimum tax for two consecutive years.

The minister explained that the Bill reduced taxes from 30 per cent to 20 per cent for medium-term enterprises, and entirely cancels taxes for small or macro enterprises with a turnover of N25 million and below.

She said the 2020 Finance Bill also removes the two per cent education tax of the smallest businesses, who would also no longer pay company income tax.

Under the Bill, the government wants to create a legal instrument to support a crisis intervention fund for COVID-19 and other such crises in the future.

The Bill also seeks to amend the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) to enhance fiscal efficiencies as well as control the cost-revenue ratios of government-owned enterprises, to increase their operating surpluses.

On the role of the Bill in budget implementation, the minister said President Muhammadu Buhari, during the presentation of the 2021 Budget to the National Assembly, said the bill would support the budget process.

She said her ministry was working on implementing current fiscal reforms in line with the multi-year medium-term framework.

The minister said the reforms would be followed by the cessation rules for small businesses as well as the provision of incentive for mass transits, by reducing import duties and the levies for large tractors, buses and other motor vehicles.

She noted that transportation cost is a major driver of inflation, especially of food prices, in the economy.

She said the summary of the 2020 Finance Bill would be published on different websites after the president has submitted the document to the National Assembly, to enable citizens to make inputs to the review process by parliament.

Asked whether the 2020 Finance Bill would not increase taxes and VAT, the minister said the Bill proposed to reduce taxes from 30 per cent to 20 per cent for enterprises with a turnover of between N25 million to N100 million.

“What we are doing in the Finance Bill 2020 is to further renew the Education tax of two per cent for that lower category of enterprises that have turnover of N25 million and below.

“The incremental changes means gradually making changes, up or down. But for now, with the economic slowdown, the assessment is to cut down on taxes and not increase levies and VAT as well as reduction in the duties for vehicles related to the mass transit,” she said.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/426884-why-buhari-is-proposing-2020-finance-bill-to-national-assembly-finance-minister.html

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Pepsi4me(f): 6:30pm On Nov 20
Buhari will not kill us

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by inoki247: 6:30pm On Nov 20
Make we enjoy the sufferness while stock last

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Elvictor: 6:37pm On Nov 20
very good.

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by DenreleDave(m): 6:40pm On Nov 20
OK
Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Mgbadike80: 6:45pm On Nov 20
I think these moves are actually to stimulate tax paying by reducing the rates thereby encouraging companies to pay.I honestly don't think this is what Nigeria needs most now, clearing a vehicle through the extremely corrupt Nigerian customs is not based on official tariffs but by been willing to pay whatever you're asked to pay even if the receipt for such payment says that you paid 600k even when you actually paid 1.8 million, any attempt to claim your right would only attract sorry, tears and blood. NB: The finance minister told the senate that Value added tax (VAT) would be increased next year, why is the government not telling us about it. The current government is a scam.

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Liposure(m): 6:45pm On Nov 20
Anything to alleviate the sufferings of the masses is welcome

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by edoairways: 6:47pm On Nov 20
Mgbadike80:
I think these moves are actually to stimulate tax paying by reducing the rates thereby encouraging companies to pay.I honestly don't think this is what Nigeria needs most now, clearing a vehicle through the extremely corrupt Nigerian customs is not based on official tariffs but by been willing to pay whatever you're asked to pay even if the receipt for such payment says that you paid 600k even when you actually paid 1.8 million, any attempt to claim your right would only attract sorry, tears and blood.
I agree with you

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by amidel(m): 6:53pm On Nov 20
Good thing here but nothing this present government will do that will make me like it again. It's already f'ucked up.

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Dayoebe(m): 6:58pm On Nov 20
gig
Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Enudapan: 7:04pm On Nov 20
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated


My own hustle shaa
Does not requires paying taxes or registration with
CAC or whatever the call it

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Deathissweet: 7:04pm On Nov 20
Only a jobless buharist will take his time to read this shit

Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Chriswazo(m): 7:05pm On Nov 20
I don't understand this transportation caveat. They should reduce tax on all imported cars.

By the way, will Toyota Sienna fix into this line of tax relief

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Adlac(m): 7:05pm On Nov 20
Okay.
Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by tammie24: 7:05pm On Nov 20
Statement on Georgia

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by OlujobaSamuel: 7:05pm On Nov 20
Good one though
Tax relief to CACovid donor isn't a nice idea.
Virtually all big corporations donated, if you give them tax relief, where do you intend getting fund to run the government, from the masses and salary earners?

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by IamFINESSE: 7:05pm On Nov 20
grin
Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by bluefilm: 7:06pm On Nov 20
Je ne comprends pas du tout. lipsrsealed
Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by Cocobongo(m): 7:06pm On Nov 20
We will survive

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by techmo(m): 7:06pm On Nov 20
cool


Not bad

Increase the tax bracket and encourage more people to pay tax through visible projects and reduce the tax burden on struggling businesses

Kudos. Buhari,. You made the right call





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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by candidbabe(f): 7:07pm On Nov 20
APC have destroyed this country

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by careytommy37(m): 7:08pm On Nov 20
Sai bubu grin

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by michoim(m): 7:09pm On Nov 20
Pepsi4me:
Buhari will not kill us
Very poor response from a pessimist

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by hinere(m): 7:09pm On Nov 20
Buhari...Buhari...Buhari...Behaving as if he doesn't see what is happening in Nigeria. Behaving as if he doesn't hear what is happening in Nigeria. The worst part is can't the politicians the surround him advise him or is everything "YES SIR". As for that Lai Mohammed lipsrsealed
Its because these politicians have one thing in common...Wealth. The day I heard how much a Minister or Senators spends a day...I cried cry

Nigerians should wake up. These Politicians don't just make money from politics alone. They Invest. They search for legitimate investment ventures and they invest in them for profit generation. And the thing is they all invest in Agriculture and Real Estate.
They discourage you from venturing into Agriculture but secretly are investing in it. And I'm not talking about carrying cutlass or buying cement to build house o...No.
They invest in already thriving Agricultural Investment and Real Estate Investment.
When you invest in Agriculture, you get 55% ROI In Months
When you invest in Real Estate, you get 45% ROI in Months.
These are legitimate investment ventures that these men venture into to Double their wealth.
The sectors are so big to contain everyone.

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by GIANTPLUSHUB: 7:09pm On Nov 20
OK naaw! We are watching!
Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by gideonite98(m): 7:10pm On Nov 20
Well good move
At least they reduced some
If them kuku increase am we no fit do anything
Na to shout and let go of the matter later.

Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by R0kstarr8(m): 7:10pm On Nov 20
What shall I say
Issoright
Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by teeytimi: 7:11pm On Nov 20
This is a wrong economic move. Reducing tax and levies on imported product will only increase importation thereby putting more pressure on our local companies with lower comparative advantage.
Tax reduction or holiday should have been on companies operating within Nigeria alone.
My humble submission

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Re: 2020 Finance Bill: More Tax Incentives Offered To Nigerians by endsarrrs(f): 7:11pm On Nov 20
Lala post dey always dey boring. Except for snake mata na we dey hear shout. . . smiley

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