- Nigerian companies in the past year paid to the account of the federal government over N1.9 trillion
- Out of which 17 companies listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) remitted a total tax of over N500 billion
- Companies operating in Nigeria are meant to pay income tax, Education tax, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) tax, and Nigeria Police Trust Fund levy
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that the federal government generated a total of N1.69 trillion as Company Income Tax (CIT) in 2021.
Out of this amount 17 companies listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) paid a total of N589.6 billion, an increase of 39 per cent over the N371.56 billion reported in 2020.
Companies are required by law to remit tax income to State, federal government agencies, among other agencies where they operate.
Aside from paying the statutory rate of 30 per cent of total profit as the company’s income tax, companies operating in Nigeria are meant to pay Tertiary Education Tax, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Tax and Nigeria Police Trust Fund Levy.
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Dangote Cement, MTN Nigeria, Lafarge, United Bank of Africa and Zenith Bank shows they remitted a combined total of almost N400 billion in tax.
United Bank of Africa and Zenith Bank together recorded a payment of N35.81 billion and N34.39 billion.
Lafarge another cement giant paid N10.78 billion tax to the federal government in 2021.
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Meanwhile Legit.ng in an earlier report revealed that Zenith Bank is starting 2022 as the most valuable commercial bank in Nigeria as the total value of Nigerian bank closed at N194.5 billion.
Also, the aggregate market cap of all the banks under review went up by N46.6 billion to stand at N3.84 trillion.