PAYING TAXES

Improving Transparency And Efficiency In Tax Administration.

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has worked in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Kano State Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) and the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) to eliminate manual administrative processes for remittance and filing of taxes by companies in Nigeria.


An e-filing system has been introduced, which allows companies to file their federal and state taxes electronically. These include Corporate Income Tax (CIT), Value Added Tax (VAT), Capital Gains Tax, Infrastructure Development Tax and Stamp Duty Tax.

Reforms that have been implemented for ease of Paying Taxes

Introduction of filing and payment of taxes online


Impact

  • Access to an e-platform for all classes of taxpayers
  • Taxpayers can make electronic payment and filing of state taxes, including PAYE and others, from the comfort of offices or home at www.firs.gov.ng/e-Services/e-TaxPayment
  • Employers can remit statutory deductions on behalf of personnel online.
  • Corporate income tax (CIT) audits now done within 63 days.
  • A simplified single schedule for each tax type is available on the e-filing platform at www.firs.gov.ng/e-Services/e-Filing
  • The average time to file and pay tax has now reduced by over 50%

Introduction of filing and payment of taxes online.

REFORM OUTCOMES

Improved transparency and efficiency in tax collection and administration

Efficient and increasing improvement on the e-platform to give taxpayers a better and easier experience.

Improvement in tax revenue.

Paying Taxes can now be done easily following the steps below

  • Visit the FIRS website at www.firs.gov.ng to file all Federal taxes online, pay for Value Added Tax and Company Income Tax

  • Visit the Lagos State Internal Revenue (LIRS) website at www.lirs.gov.ng, and Kano State Internal Revenue (KIRS) website at www.kirs.gov.ng to make electronic payment of taxes, including monthly PAYE.

  • Electronic self-service help desks are available at all FIRS offices for payment of taxes

Federal Inland Revenue Service

Website - www.firs.gov.ng

Office address - Click here for the FIRS field offices nationwide

Phone +2349074444441, +2349074444442, +2349072111111, +2349073777777

Email -helpdesk@firs.gov.ng, enquiries@firs.gov.ng

Lagos State Internal Revenue Service

Website - www.lirs.gov.ng

Office address - Click here for the LIRS offices in Lagos.

Phone +23470022555477

Email info@lirs.gov.ng



Kano State Internal Revenue Service

Website - www.kirs.gov.ng

Office address - No 2 Bank Road, Kano, Kano State of Nigeria

Phone +234803 787 0271, +234 803 365 8361, +234 805 633 8017, +234 817 741 6260

Email - info@kirs.gov.ng

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