THE IMPACT OF VALUE ADDED TAX ON NIGERIAN ECONOMIC GROWTH (1994 – 2010)

ABSTRACT
This paper analyzed empirically the impact of Value Added Tax (VAT) on economic growth in Nigeria from 1994-2010. Data was collected from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) statistical bulletin. Ordinary Least Square techniques was used to estimate the model, which reveals a strong positive significant impact of VAT on economic growth in Nigeria. Therefore, this study recommends that the VAT should not be high on the infant industries, so as to enable them grow.


CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Value Added Tax (VAT) has become a major source of revenue in many developing countries like Nigeria. In sub Sahana Africa for example, VAT has been introduced in

Benin Republic, Cote d‟Ivore, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar,

Mauritius, Niger Republic, Senegal, Togo. Evidence suggests that in these countries VAT has become an important contribution to total government tax revenue; (Ajakaiye 2000) the value Added Tax decree was established in 1993 and was imposed on 1994. Value Added Tax (VAT) in an ideal form of taxation in Nigeria tax system and has significantly contributed to resources mobilization as well as capital formation to the economy. It has positive and significant impact on revenue mobilization in Nigeria; it also has positive relationship with consumption.

VAT is a consumption tax that is relatively easy to administer and difficult to evade and it has been embraced....

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