Companies are mandated by law to pay Company Income Tax (CIT) in Nigeria based on the profit. The amount charged is 30% o the profit earned in the year preceding assessment.
Companies resident in Nigeria are liable for CIT on their worldwide income and non-resident companies are liable only to CIT on their Nigerian-source income.
However, when there is an investment income paid by a Nigerian resident to a non-resident and was sourced in Nigeria is subject to withholding tax at source and this serves as the final tax paid.
For cases of non-resident companies with a fixed base in Nigeria, their business profit is taxable based on the profit attributed to the fixed base.
- Taxpayers must be registered with relevant Tax Office nearest to them and obtain a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
- Taxpayers should render appropriate tax returns.
- Taxpayers should obtain Assessment and Demand Notices where applicable.
- Taxpayers should remit all taxes to the approved collecting Banks in the various forms so designed for such purposes and obtain an Electronic Ticket (e-ticket).
- Taxpayers should present the e-ticket for the issuance of FIRS official receipts.
- Taxpayers can now process their Tax Clearance Certificate accordingly.