FG, States, LGAs Share N676.407bn for July 2020




By Tony Obiechina, Abuja

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at its virtual meeting on Wednesday, shared to the three tiers of government, a total sum of N676.407 billion as federation allocation for the month of July, 2020.

From this amount, inclusive of VAT, the Federal Government received N273.189 billion, the States received N190.849 billion, the Local Government councils got N142.761billion, while the oil producing states received N42.851 billion as derivation (13% of Mineral Revenue) and Cost of Collection/Transfer and Refund got N26.757 billion.

A communique issued by FAAC at the end of the meeting, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, indicated that the Gross Revenue available from the Value Added Tax (VAT) for July, 2020 was N132.619 billion against N128.619 billion distributed in the preceding month of June, 2020, resulting in an increase of N3.793 billion.

According to a statement by the Ministry’s Director of Information, Mr Hassan Dodo, in Abuja, a breakdown of the allocations showed that the Federal Government got N18.500 billion, the States received N61.668 billion, Local Government Councils got N43.168 billon, while Cost of Collection/Transfer and Refund got N9.283 billion.

The distributed Statutory Revenue of N543.788 billion received for the month was higher than the N524.526 billion received for the previous month by N19.262 billion, which the Federal government received N254.688 billon, States got N129.181 billion, LGCs got N99.593 billion, Derivation (13% Mineral Revenue) got N42.851 billion and Cost of Collection/ Transfer and Refund got N17.474 billion.

The communique also revealed that Oil and Gas Royalty, Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), and Value Added Tax (VAT) increased considerably, while Companies Income Tax (CIT), Import and Excise Duty recorded decreases.

The total revenue distributable for the current month including Value Added Tax (VAT), according to the committee is N676.407 billion.

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