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LIRS reaffirms 31 January deadline for annual tax returns

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The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has announced that 31 January remains the deadline for filing the annual tax returns by employers of labour.

According to a statement on Sunday by the Head of Corporate Communications at LIRS, Monsurat Amasa, the Executive Chairman, Mr Ayodele Subair said that all businesses and employers of labour residents within the state must file their annual income tax returns on or before 31 January 2023, as failure to comply with the directive would attract penalties as well as “other statutory sanctions as stipulated in section 81 (2) of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) Cap P8 LFN 2004 (as amended)”.

The Act stipulates 31 January as the deadline for filing of annual income tax returns, failing which a penalty accrues.

“For filing the annual income tax returns in Lagos State, the only available platform is the LIRS e-Tax portal: https://etax.lirs.net. The e-Tax portal is built for the convenience of taxpayers and is easy, convenient and safe. All businesses and employers of labour are advised to use the e-Tax portal to file their returns.

“With the eTax system, corporate bodies are expected to find it more convenient to carry out tax transactions in the comfort of their homes and offices”, Subair said.

To be on the eTax platform, corporate bodies are advised to visit https://etax.lirs.net, input their company payer ID, password and click login.

Step two: Generate your bill. and Step three: Make your payment.

‘’Taxpayer ID of all employees is compulsory for the annual income tax returns to be successfully filed on the e-Tax portal. Therefore, all employees and taxable persons within the State are advised to generate a taxpayer ID (where applicable) and file their individual annual income tax returns on the e-Tax portal”, the statement further read.

For more information or inquiries, taxpayers are enjoined to visit the agency’s website: www.lirs.gov.ng, follow the various LIRS social media platforms: @lirsgovng, email: etaxinfo@lirs.net or call the LIRS customer care hotline: 0700CALL LIRS (0700-2255-5477).

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