FAAC Shares N1.123tr To The Three Levels Of Government For March

Oru Leonard 

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Friday distributed a combined amount of N1.123 trillion to the three levels of government as Federation Allocation for March 2024 from a total of N1.867 trillion.

This was contained in a communique by FAAC at the end of its April 2024 meeting.

The N1.123 trillion distributed revenue was broken down as: Distributable statutory revenue, N311.233 billion; Distributable Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue, N511.879 billion; Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL) revenue, N14.754 billion and Exchange Difference revenue, N285.525 billionWhile the total distributable revenue was lower than February’s N1.192 trillion by N69 billion, there were some bright spots.

Gross revenue available from Value Added Tax (VAT) in March 2024 was N549.698 billion, a significant increase of N89.210 billion compared to February’s N460.488 billion.

This suggests increased economic activity, particularly in sectors that generate VAT.Gross statutory revenue for March 2024 was N1.017 trillion, lower than the N1.192 trillion received in February. The communique did not specify reasons for the decline.

Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL) revenue also dipped slightly compared to February.

The N1.123 trillion was distributed as follows: Federal Government, N345.890 billion; State Governments: N398.689 billion; Local Government Councils: N288.688 billion. Additionally, a total of N90.124 billion (13 percent of mineral revenue) was shared to the benefiting States as derivation revenue.

The communique provided a more detailed breakdown of the distribution by revenue source:Distributable statutory revenue: Federal Government, N133.960 billion; State Governments, N67.946 billion; Local Government Councils, N52.384 billion; Derivation Revenue (13 percent of mineral revenue), N56.943 billion.

Distributable Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue: Federal Government, N76.782 billion; State Governments, N255.940 billion; Local Government Councils, N179.158 billion.

Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL): Federal Government, N2.213 billion; State Governments, N7.377 billion; Local Government Councils, N5.164 billion

Exchange Difference revenue: Federal Government, N132.935 billion; State Governments: N67.426 billion; Local Government Councils, N51.983 billion and Derivation Revenue (13 percent of mineral revenue), N33.181 billion

The communique noted an increase in Import Duty, VAT, Gas Royalty, and Company Income Tax (CIT) for March 2024 compared to February.

However, there were also decreases in Excise Duty, Oil Royalty, Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT), Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL), and Customs and Excise Tariff (CET) Levies.

The communique also revealed that the balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) stood at $473,754.57 as of March 2024.


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