X-Raying the Tax Treatment of Profit, Loss and Bad Debt in the Nigerian Banking Sector

Olokooba Saka (2015)


This paper appraises the tax treatment of profit , deductibility of loss, and bad debt in the Nigerian banking Sector. The paper argues that despite the provisions of section 29(1) & 31(2) Companies Income Tax Act (CITA) which borders on the constituents of Company profits and tax treatment of loss deduction, the industry is still experiencing some challenges. in order to guard against this, the paper recommends among others for the use of Tax Information Circulars which can aid the process, enactment cleaner rule for the determination of taxable bank profits as well as the amendment of sections 29(1)& 31 (2) of the Companies Income Tax Act