Electronic Money Transfer Levy Deductions Begin on Foreign Currency Transactions

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Important Notice: Electronic Money Transfer Levy Deductions Begin on Foreign Currency Transactions

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has mandated Commercial Banks to deduct and remit the Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL) on foreign currency (FCY) transactions.

 

This is in line with the implementation of the Finance Act 2020 Section 48 and Stamp Act 2004 Section 89A (1) as amended, which imposes a levy known as the Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL) on recipients of any electronic receipts or transfers of ₦10,000 or above on any type of account in a deposit money bank or financial institution.

 

 

 

In compliance with this directive, a deduction of Fifty naira (₦50) only will be applied to every foreign currency (FCY) transaction with an equivalent amount of ₦10,000 and above. This deduction will commence immediately and will be remitted to the FIRS as mandated by regulatory authorities.

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