From April 1, Google to deduct 7.5% VAT on ALL taxable services in Nigeria


Google says it will charge 7.5 percent as value-added tax (VAT) from all taxable services provided to Nigerian customers beginning from April 1, 2022.

The company made this known in a statement over the weekend.

Facebook and Zoom have started charging 7.5% VAT on all services provided to Nigerian customers.

Google said the new rate was in a bid to comply with Nigeria’s legislation on VAT which came into effect on February 1, 2020, under the new Finance Act.

The tech giant said the VAT rate charge would be applicable to customers operating a Google business account.

“Due to new legislation in Nigeria, starting April 1, 2022, Google will be required to charge 7.5 percent VAT on all taxable goods and services,” the company said.

“No action is required on your side with regard to your Google business account.”