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Abia Govt Approves COVID-19 Tax Palliatives

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday approved tax reliefs to residents of the State.

The tax relief was approved to mitigate the economic impact of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement signed by the state Ag. Chairman/Chief Executive, Agbara Celestine B. A identified the sectors and their respective Waiver/Discount

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

Filing and payment for past 3 years arrear


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.


First-time Tax Clearance Certificate issuance (TCC)


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

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)


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


Purpose Clause

Reduce registration cost from N30,000 to:

N20,000 Payments made in July 2020

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N25,000 Payments made in August 2020



Certificate of Occupancy (CofO)

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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