Mr. Ayodele Subair, Executive Chairman of LIRS

LIRS extends timeline for filing of annual returns by Lagos taxpayers

*The extension of the deadline is in response to appeals made by taxpayers as well as an attempt to assuage the effects of the pandemic on the taxpayers and residents of Lagos State ─Ayodele Subair, Executive Chairman of Lagos State Internal Revenue Service

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Despite that filing of individual annual tax returns expires March 31 of every fiscal year, and attracts penalties for defaulters in the state, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has extended filing of Tax Returns by two additional weeks with effect from Thursday, April 1, 2021.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 41 of the Personal Income Tax Act LFN 2004 as amended,  taxable persons, including self-employed, employees, professionals, in the state are to file their tax returns for 2020 Year of Assessment, The Nation report said.

Mr. Ayodele Subair, Executive Chairman of LIRS, said: “Statutorily, the filing of Individual Annual Tax Returns expires on March 31st of every fiscal year, and attracts penalties for defaulters.

“Taxpayers are, thereby, urged to take advantage of this extension to perform their civic obligation.

“The extension of the deadline is in response to appeals made by taxpayers as well as an attempt to assuage the effect of the pandemic on the taxpayers and residents of Lagos State.”

LIRS implores taxpayers with difficulties in filing of their annual return to seek assistance with specially designated staff at our tax stations statewide or call our Customer Care representatives on 0700CALLLIRS (0700-2255-5477).

Further updates on LIRS business operations and alternative payment platforms of the service can be obtained by visiting the LIRS website (www.lirs.gov.ng), and its various social media platforms @lirsgovng.

Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) appeal to residents of Lagos State to support the efforts of the Lagos State Government ably led by Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu by adhering strictly to the safety guidelines as issued by relevant health authorities.

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