BASIC FACTS ABOUT VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) IN NIGERIA (2)

How to apply for VAT registration at the FIRS:

To apply for VAT registration, you will need to go to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) office that is closest to your registered address with the documents highlighted below:

*for Limited liability Companies (LTD)

  • Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • Certificate of Incorporation: CAC2, CAC7
  • Duly filled and officially stamped VAT form 001
  • Utility bill
  • Application letter on company letter headed paper
*for registered business name  
  • Business Name Registration Certificate
  • Duly filled and officially stamped VAT form 001
  • Utility bill
  • Application letter on business letter headed paper

You should take the original copy and 2 photocopies of each document. The originals are required for sighting only, 1 copy will be left with the FIRS, and 1 copy will be stamped and signed by an FIRS official as evidence that you have made an application.

Note that the application for registration is free.

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