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Nigeria: State governments provide relief for taxpayers (COVID-19)

Nigeria: State governments provide relief for taxpayers

The tax authorities of the Nigerian states of Bayelsa, Kebbi, and Ogun announced various tax relief provisions and tax incentives in response to the economic consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • The tax authority of Bayelsa state announced an extension of the deadline for taxpayers filing Form A returns to 30 September 2020; waiver of interest and penalties for “pay-as-you-earn” (PAYE) remittances to 31 August 2020; and a 50% “discount” on individual income tax assessments for 2020.
  • The tax authority of Kebbi state in July 2020 announced a suspension of implementation of new tax rates, penalties, and levies for one year; an extension of the deadline for filing individuals and businesses tax returns to 30 July 2020; and a 50% waiver of accrued interest and penalties on outstanding corporate tax liabilities and a 30% waiver of the tax liability of individual taxpayers.
  • The tax authority of Ogun state announced an extension of the deadline for filing the 2019 individual income tax returns to 30 September 2020; an extension of the deadline for filing the annual PAYE tax returns to 30 September 2020; and waiver of interest and penalties related to PAYE returns for earlier periods.


Read a July 2020 report [PDF 134 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Nigeria

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