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Nigeria VAT measures for coronavirus

  • May 15, 2020 | Richard Asquith

21 April - In addition to the below late filing easement, Value Added Tax payments are delayed from the deadline of the 21st of the month until the last day of the month until further notice.

26 March - The Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service has delayed the deadlines on Value Added Tax returns to help businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Instead of VAT returns being due on the 21st of the month following the reporting period, they will be due by the last working day of the month. The same relief is being provided for withholding tax returns. Follow Avalara’s live  global coronavirus Covid-19 VAT measures tracker.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.

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