The Federal Government has reduced the withholding tax (WHT) rate applicable to all aspects of building, construction and related activities (excluding survey, design and deliveries), from 5% to 2.5%. The reduction was made via the Companies Income Tax (Rates etc., of Tax Deducted at Source (Withholding Tax)) Amendment Regulations, 2015 issued by the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister for Finance. The Regulations have a commencement date of 1 January 2015. In effect, payments made in respect of building, construction and related activities from this date, will be subject to WHT at the rate of 2.5%, rather than the previous rate of 5%. However, WHT at 5% will continue to be deducted on payments relating to survey, design and deliveries. For further enquiries on the above, please contact: Victor Onyenkpa [email protected] © 2015 KPMG Advisory Services, a partnership registered in Nigeria and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Printed in Nigeria.