What is the Pioneer Status Incentive?

What is the Pioneer Status Incentive?

October 25, 2019

Pioneer status is an incentive also referred to as “Tax Holiday” which is given by the government to a company granting the company tax relief for a number of years6. The Industrial Development Income Tax Relief Act (IDITRA) states that Pioneer Status is to be granted for an initial period of 3 years with a possibility of an extension for another 2-year period.

The essence of this Pioneer Status Incentive is to encourage indigenous and foreign investment in the Nigerian economy. It means that companies that have this Pioneer Status Incentive are exempt from paying tax for the number of years they enjoy the grant.

The benefit of this incentive is that it enables the company to be well established and to use the capital for the project in which they intend to work on. This increases productivity and also encourages foreign investment into the country. When investors are armed with the knowledge that they can enjoy tax exemption, it gives the foreign investor the boost work in the country.

Pioneer Status is granted by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).

 

618 Bees can help you quickly and easily obtain the Pioneer Status Incentive for your company. Log on to our website www.618bees.comor email hello@618bees.com, or give us a call on +2349017190079. 618 Bees will complete your application with the NIPC.

 

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