International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development


Online-Issn No :
2456-6470
Print-Issn No :
XXXX
Language :
English
Publisher :
R Patel

Indexed - 2019 : IPI Value (4.22)


Impact of Taxes on Revenue Generation in Nigeria (A Study of Federal Government)


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Original article

Author :

Olaleye John Olatunde

Volume :

4

Issue :

1

Abstract :

This paper investigated the effect of taxes on revenue generation in Nigeria from 1981 to 2016, a period of thirty five 35 years and the data for the analysis were sourced from Central Bank of Nigeria's CBN, 2016 Statistical Bulletin. The variables used include total federally collected revenue as a proxy for revenue generation, labour, gross capital formation, company income tax, petroleum profit tax, personal income tax, value added tax, custom and excise tax, direct tax and indirect tax. Fully modified ordinary least squares method FMOLS was employed to determine the direction and the magnitude of impacts. Based on the effect of direct tax on revenue generation in Nigeria, both company income tax and personal income tax boost revenue generation in Nigeria while petroleum profit tax discourage revenue generation in Nigeria. Also, model on the effect of indirect tax on revenue generation showed that the two variables used as indirect tax variable value added tax and custom and excise tax have positive and significant effect on revenue generation in Nigeria. Lastly, the researchers found out that the estimated result on the effect of direct and indirect tax on revenue generation in Nigeria showed that indirect tax lead to revenue generation in Nigeria while direct tax does not and this is so because most people pay indirect tax in Nigeria than direct tax. Also, tax evasion and avoidance are very minimal in indirect tax and this lead to more revenue which encourage economic growth in Nigeria. The researchers recommended that it is important that efficient and effective tax policy be implemented to ensure that enough revenue is generated for growth purposes like strict penalties should be meted to people who avoid and evade tax payments. Government should base her taxes on indirect tax because this will not create any burden on the citizen and in this way, it will lead to growth. Olaleye John Olatunde | Salome Olabimpe Ajayi "Impact of Taxes on Revenue Generation in Nigeria (A Study of Federal Government)" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-1 , December 2019, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd29514.pdf Paper URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/economics/other/29514/impact-of-taxes-on-revenue-generation-in-nigeria-a-study-of-federal-government/olaleye-john-olatunde

Keyword :

Direct Tax, Indirect Tax, Revenue Generation, Custom and Excise tax

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