What is CIT?

What is CIT?

January 31, 2020

CIT is the abbreviation for company income Tax and it is governed by the Company Income Tax Act (CITA).This is the kind of tax imposed by the government on companies to pay from ther profit at the end of the fiscal year.

Companies might be required to pay minimum tax which is 0.5 under certain circumstances which includes a situation where the company makes a loss or where the tax payable of the company’s profit is less than the minimum tax or where a company does not have tax to pay.

Accordingly, the new finance Act has included incentives for early Company Income Tax payers. A company that pays its tax before the due date is given a discount of 2% where it is a medium sized company and 1% where it is a large company.

Also, companies with a turnover of less than 25million Naira in the year of assessment are not required to pay company income tax but where a company is above 25million Naira in the assessment year but less than 100million in yearly assessment, they will be required to pay CIT of 20% of their yearly income. While companies with over 100million in yearly assessment are to 30% of their yearly income as CIT.

 

 

 

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