Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration in Nigeria

Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration in Nigeria

August 04, 2022

This is a tax imposed on the supply of goods and services, under the Nigerian Tax law, VAT is fixed at 7.5% of the value of the taxable goods and services.

Section 8 of the Value Added Tax Law, which was amended by the Finance Act 2020, states that a taxable person shall upon commencement of business register with the FIRS (federal Inland Revenue Service) and failure to register within the specified period shall be liable to pay N50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) for the first month and N25, 000 (Twenty Five Thousand Naira) for the subsequent months of default.

The requirements for the registration of a limited liability company includes;

  1. The Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company.
  2. Certificate of Incorporation, CAC2 and CAC 7A (Incorporation documents).
  3. Duly completed and stamped VAT registration form.
  4. Utility Bill.
  5. Application letter on Company’s Letterhead.

 

For Business Names the following documents are required:

  • Business Name registration certificate.
  • Duly completed and stamped VAT registration Form.
  • Utility Bill.
  • Application letter on Letterhead

 

 

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618 Bees can quickly and easily help you register for VAT and obtain your certificate. Log on to our website www.618bees.com or email hello@618bees.com, or give us a call on +2349017190079. 618 Bees will complete your application with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

 

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Frequently Asked

  • Why must I file Annual Returns?

    It is a mandatory statutory requirement under the Companies and Allied Matters Act to file Annual Returns yearly. 

  • What’s the difference between a business name and an LLC?
    • A business name is a sole proprietorship, usually owned and managed by one individual only. Legally, the sole proprietor and his business are one. It simply means an individual trading with an alias. The sole proprietor is personally liable for all business related obligations.

    • A limited liability company on the other hand is a separate business entity from the individuals that hold its shares and act as directors. Legally, it’s a separate business entity and a person on its own who can transact business, own property separate from its owners and can sue or be sued. 

  • What are the terms of a contract?
    • an offer and an acceptance.
    • competent parties
    • Consideration
    • Legal subject matter
    • Mutual agreement/ Assent
    • Conesus ad idem
    • Obligation
  • When can I start renewal of the registration of my product(s) with NAFDAC?

    You can start renewal 6 months to the date of expiry.

  • What is personal data?

    This is any information that can be used to identify an identifiable human person such passport photograph.

  • Why should I protect an industrial design?
    1. It gives commercial value to the owner.
    2. It protects the owner of the design from imitation of the design..
    3. It constitutes an asset of the company and it helps in fair return on investment.
  • What are the product categories available when registering with NAFDAC?

    The product categories include: Food, Cosmetics, Drug, Medical Device, Agro-Chemicals & Pesticide, Veterinary Products, Vaccines & Biologicals, Herbal and Nutraceuticals and Water

  • How many directors do I need to start a company?

    A minimum number of one (1) adult director is required to form a company.

  • What is a trademark?

    A trademark can be any word, sign, symbol or graphic that you apply to your company, goods or services to distinguish them from those of your competitors; for example, a brand, product or company name, or logo. The trademark serves as a badge of origin for your business and its brands and products, and can consist of words, logos, slogans, colours and shapes, or a combination of all of these.

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