• May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Relief: Abia Residents To Receive Tax Breaks From State Govt


(AGEDAWATCHDOG) – As part of its efforts to help mitigate the ravaging effects of COVID-19, the Abia State Government is set to grant COVID-19 tax breaks to its residents.

In a statement signed by the state Ag. Chairman/Chief Executive, Agbara Celestine B. A, the sectors and their respective Waiver/Discount were identified as follows:

1. Small Scale Industries/Artisans (PAYE and all forms of personal income taxes/direct taxes).

Filing and payment for past 3 years arrear

WAIVER/DISCOUNT

25% waiver/discount for payment from now to end of July 2020;

20% waiver/discount for payments in August 2020;

15% waiver/discount for payments in September 2020.

2. TAX CLEARANCE

First-time Tax Clearance Certificate issuance (TCC)

WAIVER/DISCOUNT

Reduced from a minimum of N60,000 to the following:

Payments made in July 2020: N30,000

Payments made in August 2020: N35,000

Payments made in September 2020: N40,000

Payments made in October 2020: N50,000

Payments made in November 2020: N55,000

3. Capital Gains Tax
WAIVER/DISCOUNT

Reduced from 10% of value of Capital Gains to the following:

Payments made in July 2020: 5%

Payments made in August 2020: 6%

Payments made in September 2020: 7%

Payments made in October 2020: 8%

Payments made in November 2020: 9%

4. Property Tax

Abia Property and Land Use Charge (AbiaPLUC)

WAIVER/DISCOUNT

Waive 2 of the 3 years for all arrears paid before the end of July 2020

Waive 1 of 3 years for payment in August 2020

5. LANDS

Purpose Clause

WAIVER/DISCOUNT
Reduce registration cost from N30,000 to:

N20,000 Payments made in July 2020

N25,000 Payments made in August 2020

6. LANDS

Certificate of Occupancy (CofO)
WAIVER/DISCOUNT

Reduce the cost by the following percentage for Urban Areas and Rural Areas:

July 2020: 50% of the assessed fee

August 2020: 40% of the assessed fee

September 2020: 30% of the assessed fee

October 2020: 20% of the assessed fee

November 2020: 15% of the assessed fee


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