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Title:Tax policy reforms in Nigeria PDF Logo
Authors:Odusola, Ayodele
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/03
Abstract:Nigeria is governed by a federal system, hence its fiscal operations also adhere to the same principle, a fact which has serious implications on how the tax system is managed. The country’s tax system is lopsided, and dominated by oil revenue. It is also characterized by unnecessarily complex, distortionary and largely inequitable taxation laws that have limited application in the informal sector that dominates the economy. The primary objective of this paper is to prepare a case study on tax policy reforms in Nigeria, with the specific objectives of examining the main tax reforms in the country; highlighting tax revenue profile and composition; analysing possible distributional impacts on the poor; discussing major problems that could prevent effective tax implementation in the country; and offering suggestions for reforms.
Subjects:tax reform
Nigeria
administration
JEL:E62
H20
ISBN:9291907677
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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