Research Department, Central Bank of Nigeria
Federalism, Tax Assignments, Inter-Governmental Fiscal Relations, Constitution, Fiscal Imbalances, Revenue-Sharing
This paper build on the history as well as the current legal framework of tax assignment and revenue-sharing in Nigeria to identify the challenges while also drawing from the theoretical framework for policy options which will provide for a stable federal system in Nigeria. The paper recommended among others the strengthening of states internal revenue bases, adjustments on the vertical and horizontal revenue-sharing formula, effective compliance with the allocation of the mandatory 10% of statesâ€™ internally generated revenue. The paper concludes that changes to the existing tax assignment and revenue-sharing arrangements will go a long way in protecting our nascent democracy.
Rapu, S.C. (2006). Tax Assignment and Revenue Sharing in Nigeria: challenges and options. Economic and Financial Review, 44(1), 1-44.