LIRS urges employers to file annual tax returns before January 31 deadline




LAGOS (Sundiata Post) -The Internal Service (LIRS) has urged all employers of labour in to file their Company’s Annual on or before the statutory deadline of January 31, 2021 to avoid penalties In line with the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) Cap P8 LFN 2011 (as amended).

The Agency’s eTax platform, launched in October, 2019 gives taxpayers the opportunity to comply with all COVID-19 protocols, by filing their from the comfort of their offices or homes. In addition, all digital platforms and tax portals are available for taxpayers’ use and convenience.

The Annual , which show each employee’s emoluments and tax paid in year 2020, are to be filed via LIRS online portals only, as manual filing is no longer acceptable. Tax assessments, payments and other tax administration matters can also be carried out on the same platforms. The LIRS customer care hotline: 0700 CALL LIRS (0700-2255-5477), website: www.lirs.gov.ng, chat rooms and the various social media platforms @lirsgovng are available for enquiries. 

The of LIRS, Mr. Ayodele Subair, stated that in the face of the prevailing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on businesses, penalties and fines may be an additional burden on companies’ finances, and therefore urges all employers of labour to file their returns within the period stipulated by law. The essence of the ongoing media campaign and numerous reminders and appeals to companies on this statutory obligation, is to ensure they file early, to avoid sanctions.

The steps to file are available on all our channels, however, taxpayers with difficulties filing are also welcome to seek assistance with specially designated staff at our tax stations.

 A statement sent to Sundiata Post by Monsurat Amasa, head of corporate communications, said “We have made the process simple, quick, secure and reliable for our esteemed taxpayers. We are also available on various digital platforms to assist taxpayers on the process of e-filing.”

 The statement all residents and businesses to stay safe and obey all Covid-19 guidelines as stipulated by the relevant health authorities and the Government.

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