Taxation of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Ogun State.

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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a vital role in the economic growth and development of Ogun State, Nigeria. Recognizing their significance, the Ogun State Government has introduced specific tax measures tailored to support and encourage the growth of MSMEs. By understanding the tax regulations and incentives available to MSMEs, these businesses can effectively manage their tax liabilities while contributing to the prosperity of the state. In this article, we will explore the taxation of MSMEs in Ogun State and the measures in place to promote their success.

1. Definition of MSMEs:

Before delving into the tax aspects, it is essential to define what constitutes an MSME in Ogun State. The classification of MSMEs is based on the number of employees, annual turnover, and value of assets. For instance:

  • Micro Enterprises: Employ fewer than 10 employees, have an annual turnover of less than N10 million, and assets not exceeding N5 million.
  • Small Enterprises: Employ between 10 to 49 employees, have an annual turnover of N10 million to N50 million, and assets valued at N5 million to N50 million.
  • Medium Enterprises: Employ between 50 to 199 employees, have an annual turnover of N50 million to N500 million, and assets valued between N50 million to N500 million.

2. Tax Incentives for MSMEs:

The Ogun State Government has introduced various tax incentives to support the growth and development of MSMEs. Some of these incentives include:

  • Tax Exemptions and Reliefs: Eligible MSMEs may enjoy tax exemptions or reliefs for a specified period. These incentives aim to reduce the tax burden on smaller businesses, providing them with the opportunity to invest in expansion and improve their competitiveness.
  • Pioneer Status Incentive (PSI): As part of the state’s efforts to promote investments, qualifying MSMEs may be granted pioneer status. This incentive offers tax holidays, exempting the business from certain taxes for a defined period, depending on the sector and location of the investment.
  • Reduced Tax Rates: The Ogun State Government may offer reduced tax rates to MSMEs, providing them with a more favorable tax environment and encouraging compliance.
  • Ease of Tax Compliance: The OGIRS strives to make tax compliance more accessible and user-friendly for MSMEs. Online tax portals and simplified tax processes reduce the administrative burden on these businesses, enabling them to focus on their core operations.

3. Value Added Tax (VAT) Compliance:

MSMEs involved in the supply of goods and services may be required to register for VAT and charge VAT on taxable transactions. However, businesses with an annual turnover of N25 million or less may be eligible for the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) exemption from VAT registration.

4. Personal Income Tax (PIT) Compliance:

For sole proprietors and partnerships, personal income tax obligations are relevant. MSME owners are required to file their personal income tax returns and remit taxes on their assessable income. Tax advisors can assist in optimizing deductions and allowances to minimize the tax liability while ensuring compliance.


The Ogun State Government’s commitment to supporting MSMEs is evident through the introduction of tailored tax incentives and simplified compliance processes. By offering tax exemptions, reduced rates, and other benefits, MSMEs in Ogun State can thrive and contribute to the economic growth and job creation in the state.

For MSMEs, understanding the tax regulations and incentives available is crucial for effective tax planning and compliance. Engaging with professional tax advisors or accounting firms can provide valuable guidance on maximizing tax benefits while adhering to tax laws.

As MSMEs continue to be the backbone of Ogun State’s economy, their success is intertwined with the state’s overall progress. By promoting a conducive tax environment for MSMEs, the Ogun State Government fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and sustainable economic development, laying the foundation for a prosperous future.

For professional advice on Accountancy, Transfer Pricing, Tax, Assurance, Outsourcing, online accounting support, Company Registration, and CAC matters, please contact Sunmola David & CO (Chartered Accountants & Tax Practitioners) at Lagos, Ogun state Nigeria offices, You can also reach us via WhatsApp at +2348038460036.