The Lagos State Government in her continuous effort to provide the much needed relief to taxpayers and mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic has through the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service further extended the deadline for filing of Annual Tax Returns to June 30, 2020.
Annual returns for individuals, both employees and self-employed persons, was initially due on May 31, 2020.
According to the Executive Chairman of LIRS, Ayodele Subair: “As the Lagos State Government keeps abreast of global best practices in containing the COVID-19 pandemic and eases the effects of an economic downturn on taxpayers and residents of the State, LIRS had initially extended the deadline for filing annual tax returns for two months, from the statutory March 31st of every fiscal year to May 31, 2020.
“We constantly debated what other measures could be taken as an organization to support individuals and businesses at this time, hence, the additional one-month extension from June 1, to June 30, 2020.
“It is our sincere hope that taxpayers take advantage of this new extension to duly file their returns.”
Taxpayers were therefore encouraged to access the LIRS eTax platforms for all tax administration matters, including filing of annual returns, generation of assessment and payment schedule and payment of the liabilities from the comfort of their homes and offices.
All that they have to do is to simply log on to the e-Tax platform via: https://etax.lirs.net.
Updates on business operations and alternative payment platforms of the service can be obtained by visiting the LIRS website: www.lirs.gov.ng, checking its various social media platforms or calling the LIRS Customer Care Centre on: 0700 CALL LIRS (0700-2255-5477).
LIRS appealed to residents of Lagos to support the efforts of the State Government and the COVID-19 Incident Commander for Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, by adhering strictly to the COVID-19 safety guidelines as issued by relevant health authorities.