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Category: Corporate and Commercial Law

Taxation of Employee Share Based Compensation Schemes in Nigeria

Introduction – Everyone is an owner In light of the serious migration crisis in Nigeria, organizations are devising new ways to attract, hire and retain talent. Hence, apart from monthly salary remuneration and other benefits, organizations are offering Employee Share Based Compensations (ESBC) to their staff in order to, amongst other things, give them a […]

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FOREIGN PARTICIPATION IN BUSINESSES IN NIGERIA

FOREIGN PARTICIPATION IN BUSINESSES IN NIGERIA Introduction Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, Nigeria continues to attract an increasing number of foreign investments. In 2020, the United Nations reported that Nigeria’s inflow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) increased by 4.3%. As the market expands, the government continually issues policies aimed at creating a conducive business environment. […]

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE CONSENT JUDGMENT DELIVERED BY THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT, ABEOKUTA, BARRING THE BIG 4 (FOUR) (PWC, KPMG, DELOITTE, & EY) FROM PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES IN NIGERIA.

INTRODUCTION Hon. Justices M. Shittu Abubakar and O.O Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting in the Abeokuta Judicial Division, delivered Consent Judgments in the matter between Mr. Olumide Babalola (a legal practitioner in the state), and the top four accounting and advisory/consultancy firms in Lagos; Price Waterhouse Coopers Limited; Ernst & Young Advisory Service […]

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TAXATION OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS UNDER THE FINANCE ACT, 2021.

INTRODUCTION. Schools under various tax laws, were exempted from tax liability under section 23(1)(c) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CITA). The act included among others, educational services of a public character, as activities exempted from Companies Income Tax (CIT). The rational posed was that schools are incorporated as a company limited by guarantee […]

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SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ACT

INTRODUCTION Over the last 20 years, there have been various attempts at reforming the petroleum industry in Nigeria. However, none of these attempts has yielded any tangible result until the National Assembly introduced the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2020. It is worthy of note to state that the oil and gas industry has a significant […]

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VALIDITY OF THE VAT ACT IN VIEW OF RECENT JUDICIAL PRONOUNCEMENTS

INTRODUCTION The Value Added Tax Act, LFN 2004 (VATA) is the enabling law imposing Value Added Tax (VAT) on the supply of taxable goods and services in Nigeria, and in furtherance of this, the Act has empowered the Federal Inland Revenue Board to be responsible for the administration and collection of this tax. It is […]

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EXAMINING TAX RELIEFS FOR THE INSURANCE SECTOR IN LINE WITH CURRENT REALITIES

INTRODUCTION Nigeria is gradually convalescing from the tensions of the aftermath of civil onslaughts that took place in several parts of the country with Lagos, its commercial hub, being mostly hit by the activities of restive persons at the ebb of protests. These questions bring to mind, the concept of insurance, especially considering that many high […]

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CLOSING DOWN YOUR COMPANY? VOLUNTARY WINDING UP UNDER CAMA 2020

INTRODUCTION Closing down your company is legally known as winding up. Winding-up is a process where a company formally dissolves its business and statutorily goes into extinction. The purpose of a winding-up process is for a company to cease doing business as usual, sell off its assets, pay off creditors (where applicable) and distribute the […]

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AN APPRISAL OF THE AMENDMENTS BY THE FINANCE ACT 2020

INTRODUCTION The Finance Act 2020 amends some provisions of fourteen (14) legislations, however, the focus of this article shall be a brief discourse on the key amendments contained in the Finance Act 2020 of the following Acts: Companies Income Tax Act; Personal Income Tax Act; Value Added Tax Act; Capital Gains Tax Act; Companies and […]

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EXAMINING LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS UNDER CAMA 2020

Limited partnerships are a form of partnerships that are now regulated under the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA). Partnerships were generally hitherto only regulated federation wide by the Partnership Act 1890 (PA) – a statute of general application not having provisions for Limited Partnerships. Lagos state enacted a law for Partnerships including regulations […]

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