Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Amendments to New Finance Act
President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Nigerian Senate to seek amendments to the Finance Act recently passed by the National Assembly.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read Buhari’s letter during Tuesday's plenary in which the President requested that the Act be amended to indicate that the new law took effect from February 1, 2020.
Another amendment is to indicate that the annual fees payable on basic good items are different from Valued Added Tax.
President Buhari had on 17 January 2020, signed the Finance Bill, 2019.
The passage of the Finance Act into law, introduced one of the most significant changes in Nigerian tax law over the last two decades, which is the increase in the value-added tax rate (VAT) from 5% to 7.5%, in addition to other changes which the Act introduced to other tax laws.