Taxation as an Instrument of Economic Growth and Development in Nigeria

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TAXATION AS AN INSTRUMENT OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

BY

MOHAMMED NASIR MOHAMMED
08/02AC039

AUG, 2012
CERTIFICATION
This research work has been read and approved as meeting the requirement for the award of Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in the Department of Accounting, College of Management sciences, Al-Hikmah University of Ilorin, Ilorin. …………………………… …………….. Mr. A.B Uthman DATE PROJECT SUPERVISOR
…………………………………..…… .……………………. Mr. R.A Iyanda DATE
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (ACCOUNTING)

……………………………………..… ………….……......... Mr. W.O Ibrahim DATE
DEAN OF COLLEGE

………………………………………… ……………………… DATE
EXTERNAL EXAMINER

DEDICATION
This project is wholly dedicated to Almighty Allah, the Lord who endowed me with His divine guidance, protection, knowledge, wisdom, understanding and success in my cause; to my parents Mr. and Mrs. Mohammed for giving me the chance to have a good education, to Mr. A.B Uthman and Lawal Hammed Sholadoye for without them I would have not been able to complete this project and finally to my friends Abdul Rasheed Olabode, Abdul Quddus Ibrahim Muffeed, Bolanle Oloko, Damola Bello, Faruk Momoh, Fatima Ndanusa Mohammed, Fatima Zahra Zannah, Mopelola Bilquis Suleiman, Mubarak Muffeed, Oluwatosin Mohammed, Samia Alaka, Tola Agunbiade, Zainab Momoh and Amina Yasmeen Uthman for putting up with my weird personality and for believing I could accomplish anything, you guys are my world… was trying to avoid saying this but I Love you guys. Thank you for always being there for me, even when I didn’t want you too.

AKNOWLEDGEMENT
I start by giving adorations to Almighty Allah for seeing me through my educational journey, all glory belongs to Him, to Him I praise and to Him I worship. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my Supervisor, Lecturer, and Level adviser, Mr. A.B. Uthman for being patient with me, going through my work and making corrections and suggestions where necessary in my project. I also express my sincere appreciation to my course mate L.H.S for his assistance and advice. May God in His infinite mercy continue to shower His favor on you all and to every member of your household, may you encounter success in all your endeavors in life (Amin). I would also like to use this medium to say thank you and appreciate all lecturers and staffs in the department of accounting and those in other departments that have directly or indirectly imparted knowledge on me during the course of my years in this University. May Almighty Allah bless you all (Amin). My unreserved appreciation surely goes to my parents and my friends who have always been there for me.

MOHAMMED NASIR MOHAMMED

TABLE OF CONTENT
TITLE1
CERTIFICATION2
DEDICATION3
AKNOWLEDGEMENT4
TABLE OF CONTENT5
ABSTRACT8

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY8
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM10
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY12
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 13
1.5 STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS14
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 15
1.7 DEFINITION OF KEY TERMS 15

CHAPTER TWO: A REVIEW OF RELEVANT LITERATURE
2.1VARIOUS DEFINITIONS OF TAX 18 2.2TYPES OF TAX IN NIGERIA 20
2.3LIST OF APPROVED TAX FOR EACH TIER 21 TIER OF GOVERNMENT
2.4TAXATION THEORY 24 2.5 NATURE AND SCOPE OF TAXES 27 2.6 TAX REFORMS...
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