Nigeria: NCC gives telecom operators until July 2018 to settle their tax debts

Umar Garba Danbatta, Vice President of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), told telecom operators that they have until July 2018 to comply with the plan. tax.

During a meeting with members of the Association of owners of telecom companies (ATCON), July 7, 2018, the head of the regulator of the telecom market has assessed this tax debt to nearly 165 billion nairas (nearly 460 million US dollars).

Umar Garba Danbatta emphasized that compliance by telecom companies with their tax obligations is one of the key points that contribute to the development of the telecoms sector. The money collected makes it possible to invest in the telecom industry and to offer the various players on the market an environment conducive to their activities.

At the meeting, the vice president of the NCC also discussed with Olusola Teniola, the director general of ATCON, the problem of multiple taxation faced by operators.

In addition to national taxes, there are regional taxes. Operators who complain about being riddled with invoices have asked the telecom sector representative to the government to talk to their Finance counterpart to harmonize them.

Thus, the actors will no longer pay the same bills several times.

Source: Agence Ecofin