LIRS Sets January 31 Deadline For Filling Annual Tax Returns


Tosin Adebayo

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has set a January 31 2022 deadline for the filling of annual tax returns pursuant to section 81(2) of the personal income tax ACT (PITA)Cap P8 LFN 2004 (as amended).

The Executive Chairman of Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Ayodele Subair said the Act stipulates January 31st as the deadline for filing of annual income tax returns, failure of which will attract penalties.

 Subair urged all businesses and employers of labor resident within Lagos State to file their annual income tax returns on or before January 31, 2022, to avoid payment of penalties as well as other statutory sanctions.

The announcement which was made known in a statement signed by Monsurat Amasa, Head, Corporate Communications for LIRS, said the only available platform for filing of annual income tax returns in Lagos State is the LIRS e-Tax portal:

“The e-Tax portal is built for convenience of taxpayers, is easy, convenient and safe. All businesses and employers of labor are advised to use the e-Tax portal to file their returns.

The statement also reiterated that Taxpayer ID of all employees is compulsory for the annual income tax returns to be successful 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.

LIRS also said as part of its quest to ease compliance obligations for Taxpayers, it has designated some staff at its various offices to assist with using the e-Tax portal and other filling related issues.


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