The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on Thursday, directed all account holders in all financial institutions which includes banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions to obtain, complete and submit Self–Certification Forms.
This was according to a tweet shared via the verified Twitter account of the Government of Nigeria where it was made known that the forms are required by the relevant financial institutions to carry out due diligence procedures in line with the Income Tax Regulations 2019
Failure to adhere to this instruction the Government said will attract sanctions which may include monetary penalty or inability to operate the account.
“INFORMATION: This is to notify the general public that all account holders in Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance Companies, etc) are required to obtain, complete and submit Self – Certification Forms to their respective Financial Institutions.”
“Persons holding accounts in different financial institutions is required to complete & submit the form to each one of the institutions. The forms are required by the relevant financial institutions to carry out due diligence procedures in line with the Income Tax Regulations 2019
“The self-certification form is in 3 categories: – Form for Entity – For Controlling Person (Individuals having controlling interest in a legal person, trustee, etc) – Form for individual.
“Failure to comply with the requirement to administer or execute this form attracts sanctions which may include monetary penalty or inability to operate the account. For more enquiries visit @firsNigeria website (http://firs.gov.ng) for more details.”