This study examines the impact of company income tax on economic growth in Nigeria.
The analyses were performed using data from CBN bulletin, NSE fact book and FIRS
annual report for an eleven-year period (2007-2017). The study employed multiple
regression analysis techniques based on the SPSS 20 version for the analysis of data,
where gross Domestic product (GDP), the dependent variable and proxy for economic
growth, was regressed as a function of company income tax (CIT), and the independent
variables and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The findings indicated
that company income tax has significant influence over economic growth in Nigeria. It is
therefore recommended that the policies of company income tax should be reviewed to
block the loopholes that encourage tax avoidance where most companies capitalize on to
avoid tax and, full implementation of tax reforms agenda of 2003. The integrated tax
office (ITO) introduced in 2004 should be adequately computerized and staffed with
quality and experienced staff.