Written by Godfrey AKON

FG, States, LGCs share N682.060b for August 2020

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, has disbursed a total sum of N682.060 billion as federation allocation to the three tiers of government, for the month of August 2020.

FAAC made the disbursement during its virtual meeting on Thursday chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Mahmoud Isa- Dutse.

A breakdown of the disbursement showed that the Federal Government received N272.905 billion, states received N197.648 billion, local government councils got N147.422 billion, while the oil producing states received N30.881 billion as derivation, 13 per cent of mineral revenue, and cost of collection/transfer and refund got N33.205 billion.

A statement by the Director of Information at the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr Hassan Dodo, said the amount was inclusive of cost of collection to NCS, DPR and FIRS.

It cited a communique issued by FAAC at the end of the meeting, as stating that the Gross Revenue available from the Value Added Tax, VAT, for August, 2020 was N150.230 billion as against N132.619 billion distributed in the preceding month of July, 2020, resulting in an increase of N17.611 billion.

According to the communique, the distribution is as follows; Federal Government got N20.957 billion, the States received N69.857 billion, Local Government Councils got N48.900 billion, while cost of collection/transfer and refund got N10.516 billion.

“The distributed Statutory Revenue of N531.830 billion received for the month was lower than the N543.788 billion received for the previous month by N11.958 billion, from which the Federal government received N251.948 billon, States got N127.791 billion, LGCs got N98.522 billion, Derivation (13% Mineral Revenue) got N30.881 billion and Cost of Collection/ Transfer and Refund got N22.689 billion,” it said.

The communique also revealed that oil and gas royalty, companies’ income tax, CIT, import duty, excise duty and value added tax, VAT, increased considerably, while petroleum profit tax, PPT, decreased significantly.

“The total revenue distributable for the current month including Value Added Tax (VAT), according to the committee is N682.060 billion, while the balance in the Excess Crude Account as at 17th September, 2020 was $72.409 million,” the statement said.



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