TAX INCENTIVES CATALYST FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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                                                     RESEARCH PROPOSAL
This research work intends to examine tax incentives as a catalyst for industrial development and economic growth in Nigeria. It also seek to evaluate the extent to which individuals and companies have been responding to the incentive scheme, show how these incentives have been helping existing industries and firms in expanding their areas of operation and to know if the expected result of these incentives are achieved by the industries and firms who benefit from these reliefs using four industries and firms located at Portharcourt, in Rivers state having considered the type of incentive being offered to them by the government.
In pursuance of this research study, data will be gathered from the income Tax Management Acts, Newspapers, Libraries, Journals and questionnaires.
Some challenges that will be faced by the researcher in the course of carrying out this study include financial and time constraint, unco-operative attitude of the respondents, irrelevant or unreliable information obtained from oral interviews and that of getting an exeat from the school authorities.
Finally, recommendations will be made from the summary of findings and conclusion of which if implemented by the tax experts, consultants, individuals, and economic analysts, will enhance the overall aim and performance of the tax incentive scheme towards industrial development and economic growth.


                                                                           ABSTRACT
This research work on tax incentive as a catalyst for industrial development and economic growth in Nigeria was primarily undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of tax incentives in developing the Nigerian economy, the extent to which individuals and companies have been responding to the incentive scheme, and how these incentives have been stimulating and motivating these bodies on employment opportunities. The researcher also intends to examine how these incentives has helped the existing industries and firms in expanding their areas of operation and to know if the aim of granting these incentives are being achieved by the government and implemented by the beneficiaries. An empirical study using a well structured questionnaire to assess the relationship that exists between tax incentives, industrial development and economic growth using four different incorporated industries and firms in Portharcourt, Rivers state having considered the type of incentives offered to them by the government. A total number of seventy-five (75) questionnaires were specifically administered to the top and middle management staff (CEO’s managers and Accountants) of these industries and firms and a total number of (60) sixty were retrieved. The hypothesis formulated were tested using the chi-square (X2) method and it was discovered that the tax incentives granted were inadequate to sustain the desired development for which it was granted. Finally, recommendations were made as regards variables which will enhance tax incentives towards industrial development and economic growth.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Certification page ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
Abstract vi
Table of Contents
Proposal x
CHAPTER ONE
Introduction 1
1.1. Background of the Study 1
1.2 Statement of Problem 5
1.3 Purpose of the Study 7
1.4 Significance of the Study 8
1.5 Scope of the Study 9
1.6 Limitation of the Study 10
1.7 Hypothesis Formulated 11
1.8 Definition of Terms 12
References 14
CHAPTER TWO
Introduction 16
2.1 Criticism of Tax and Incentive Scheme 17
2.2 Argument for Tax Incentive 19
2.3 The Impact of Tax Incentives 21
2.4 Petroleum Profit Tax Act 23
2.5 Capital Allowance 33
2.6 Companies Income Tax Act 46
2.7 Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) Act 47
2.8 Other Tax Incentives in Nigeria 50
References 62
CHAPTER THREE
Introduction 63
3.1 Research Design 63
3.2 Sources of Data 64
3.3 Population of the Study 64
3.4 Sampling Method 64
3.5 Validity of Instruments 66
3.6 Reliability of Instruments 67
3.7 Data Analysis Technique 67
CHAPTER FOUR
Date Presentation and Analysis 68
Introduction 68
4.1 Data Presentation 68
4.2 Data Analysis 70
4.3 Research Question Analysis 79
4.4 Test of Hypothesis 85
CHAPTER FIVE
Summary of Findings, Conclusion and Recommendations 89
5.1. Summary of Findings 89
5.2 Conclusion 91
5.3 Recommendations 92
Bibliography 94
Appendices 96