Revenue from Company Income Tax in Three Months Rises 20.2%
By Ashemiriogwa Emmanuel
The revenue generated by Nigeria as Company Income Tax (CIT) across sectors in the second quarter of 2021 grew by 20.2 per cent quarter-on-quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
Also, the stats office disclosed that the income from the source also increased by 17.4 per cent year-on-year.
It was stated that in Q2 2021, a total of N472.1 billion was realised from all the 28 sectors tracked by the agency compared to N392.7 billion generated in the first quarter of the year.
In the report, it was disclosed that N412.7 billion out of the total amount generated was realized from domestic companies, while N51.6 billion was generated as foreign CIT payment while the remaining N2.72 billion was yielded as CIT from other payments.
In a breakdown analysis, the highest amount of CIT collection was generated from the professional services and telecoms sector, as it raked in N130.1 billion, a 616 per cent growth rate from the N18.2 billion generated in the first quarter of 2021.
From the banking and financial institutions, CIT generation grew by 548.3 per cent to N60 billion from N9.3 billion yielded in Q1 while it rose 22.6 per cent compared to N49 billion generated in the same period last year.
In the building and construction sector, the government was able to generate a total of N5.1 billion from CIT, indicating a 70.5 per cent increase from the N2.9 billion realized in the previous quarter. However, on a year-on-year, CIT dropped by 16.4 per cent compared to N6.1 billion.
The taxes generated from the agricultural/plantations and gas sector increased by 223.5 per cent and 939.8 per cent to N2.99 billion (from 924.4 million) and N8.4 billion (from N806 billion) respectively, on a quarter-on-quarter basis.
In the agricultural/plantation sector, CIT then grew 152.1 per cent compared to N1.2 billion on a year-on-year basis while in the gas sector, it surged by 1,178.4 per cent from N655.5 million.
According to the data, the N13.5 billion generated from commercial and trading activities in the preceding quarter increased by 75.2 per cent to N23.7 billion which relatively shows a 61.5 per cent increase compared to N14.6 billion generated from the sector in Q2 2020.
However, there was a 22.8 per cent decline at the CIT renumerated by federal ministries and parastatals in the comparative period as a total of N4.9 billion was published versus N6.4 billion while it rose year-on-year by 54.6 per cent against N3.2 billion in Q2 2020.
In the same pattern, there was a 34.1 per cent drop to N11.4 billion in the total CIT generated from the state ministries & parastatals sector as against the N17.4 billion yielded in the first three months of 2021. But, this was a different outcome compared to the same period last year, as it grew by 10.7 per cent to N10.3 billion.
Similarly, CTI generated from the oil-producing sector depleted by 46.3 per cent to N8.2 billion from the N15.2 billion obtained in the first quarter of 2021. This also reflects a 3.76 per cent decrease from the N8.6 billion acquired in the second quarter of 2020.
Data on the report showed that the textile and garment sector generated the least which is closely followed by automobiles and assemblies and pioneering with N27.23 million, N62.15 million, and N64.30 million generated for respectively compared to (Q1’21 – 13.5 million, Q2’20 – 32.9 million), (Q1’21 – N73.6 million, Q2’20 – N81.6 million), and (Q1’21 – N204.1 million, Q2’20 – N923.7 million).