Effect of Tax Planning on Firm Value of Quoted Consumer Goods Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria
International Journal of Finance and Banking Research
Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020, Pages: 1-10
Received: Dec. 4, 2019; Accepted: Jan. 6, 2020; Published: Jan. 21, 2020
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Umeh Valentine Chukwudi, Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Okegbe Theophius Okonkwo, Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Ezejiofor Raymond Asika, Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
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This study determined the effect of tax planning on firm value in quoted consumer goods manufacturing firms in Nigeria. The specific objectives are to: Determine the effect of Effective Tax Rate (ETR) on firm value of Nigerian consumer goods manufacturing companies; Ascertain the effect of Book Tax Differences (BTDs) on the firm value of Nigerian consumer goods manufacturing companies. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. A sample size 21 of firms was selected based on availability of the financial statement of the selected firms from the population of all the non-financial quoted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange. Data for the study will be obtained from annual published financial of the non-financial covering a period of ten years from 2009-2018. Ordinary lease square regression was used to test the three formulated hypotheses with the aid of E-View 9.0. This study found that Effective tax rate (ETR) to impact negatively on firm value, but this impact was statistically significant. However, the study found that, book tax difference (BTD); impact positively on firm value, but this impact was not statistically significant. The study therefore recommended among others that since the influence of effective tax rate is statistically significant and so, should be used as a determinant of firm value in Nigeria. Therefore on the basis of efficient use of tax rate to generate growth should be encouraged.
Tax Planning, Firm Value, Tax Rate
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Umeh Valentine Chukwudi, Okegbe Theophius Okonkwo, Ezejiofor Raymond Asika, Effect of Tax Planning on Firm Value of Quoted Consumer Goods Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria, International Journal of Finance and Banking Research. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfbr.20200601.11
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