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Kenya
Bowmans
Digital traders would likely have heard of the recent changes to the Income Tax and VAT Acts introduced by the Finance Act, 2019 (the Act). With effect from 7 November 2019
Nigeria
Templars
The enactment of the Finance Act 2020 on 13 January 2020 introduced various changes to principal tax legislations in Nigeria, among which are the commencement ...
Andersen Tax LP
The Federal Inland Revenue Service ("FIRS" or "the Service") recently issued a Public Notice informing the public of its intention to automate Value Added Tax (VAT) ...
AELEX
In its decision in an appeal filed by AGIMNL against the FIRS' assessments of VAT liability, the TAT held that AGIMNL was liable to pay the assessed VAT liability.
Andersen Tax LP
On 13 of January 2020, the President signed the Finance Act 2019 (‘the Act") into law. The implementation of the Act commenced in February 2020, as announced by the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Solola & Akpana
On May 24, 2019, the Court of Appeal in the case of Al-Maseer Law Firm v Federal Inland Revenue Services , held in a unanimous decision that lawyers in private practice are under a legal obligation to collect VAT from clients ...
PwC Nigeria
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) audited the tax returns of Ecobank Nigeria Plc ("Ecobank", "the company" or the "Bank") relating to the 2015
Hermon Law
The release further stated that the files of non-resident persons shall thenceforth be domiciled at the NRPTO.
Andersen Tax LP
High net-worth individuals (HNIs) and business owners set up structures that they hope will ensure their assets and investments are held efficiently to guarantee optimal returns...
Andersen Tax LP
On 19 February 2020, the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT or Tribunal), in the case between Prime Plastichem Nigeria Limited (Prime Plastichem or the Company) v Federal Inland Revenue Service
Andersen Tax LP
The Nigerian tax landscape has continued to witness significant changes, with the most recent being the presidential assent to the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act) on 13 January 2020.
PwC Nigeria
On 19 February 2020, the TAT held that the ₦1.74 billion assessment issued by the FIRS to Prime Plastichem Nigeria Limited (PPNL)
Banwo & Ighodalo
The propriety of an administrative notice issued by the Federal Inland Revenue Service ("FIRS"), directing a bank to freeze an account of a customer allegedly in default of a tax obligation...
South Africa
ENSafrica
In a slightly surprising, but nevertheless welcome, South African 2020 Budget Speech today, the Honourable Minister of Finance announced that there would be no significant tax increases
Werksmans Attorneys
From 2015/2016, year on year there have been upward adjustments to the various tax rates, including the increase in the personal income tax rate from 41% to 45%,...
Bowmans
South Africa's tax system has arguably reached the tipping point where higher tax rates may well translate into lower tax collections.
ENSafrica
The Botswana Minister of Finance presented the 2020 Budget to parliament on 3 February 2020. No tax legislation amendments were proposed.
ENSafrica
whether insufficiency of funds was not reasonably foreseeable, and therefore constitutes reasonable grounds for non-payment of employees tax, considered.
United Arab Emirates
TMF Group
TMF UAE is now an accredited tax agent and can act as a tax representative for clients doing business in the Emirates.
STA Law Firm
The UAE Cabinet in an attempt to discourage use of sweetened beverages and smoking habits of the public introduced new Excise Law regime...
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