Fed Govt Earned N454.69bn From VAT In Q4, 2020
The Federal Government generated N454.69bn from Value Added Tax in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in its report on ‘Sectoral distribution of Value Added Tax’ for fourth quarter of 2020.
Part of the report read, “Sectoral distribution of Value Added Tax data for Q4 2020 reflected that the sum of N454.69bn was generated as VAT in Q4 2020 as against N424.71bn generated in Q3 2020 and N308.48bn generated in Q4 2019 representing 7.06 per cent increase Quarter-on-Quarter and 47.39 per cent increase Year-on-Year.
“Professional services generated the highest amount of VAT with N42.38bn generated and closely followed by other manufacturing generating N39.45bn, commercial and trading generating N21.15bn while mining generated the least and closely followed by pioneering and textile and garment industry with N58.88m, N185.72m and N353.75m generated respectively.
“Out of the total amounted generated in Q4 2020, N212.52bn was generated as non-import VAT locally while N143.35bn was generated as non-import VAT for foreign.
“The balance of N98.81bn was generated as NCS-Import VAT.”