Electronic tax

LIRS reaffirms March 31 deadline for filing annual personal income tax returns

Pursuant to the provisions of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) Cap P8 2011 (as amended), the Lagos State Revenue Service (LIRS) has notified all individual taxpayers, including self-employed and pay-as-you-go employees. -earn (PAYE) to file their annual tax returns by March 31, 2022.

A statement from LIRS explained yesterday that the requirement to file annual tax returns is stipulated in Section 41 of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA).

He explained that the provision makes it mandatory for all taxable persons to file a statement of aggregate income from all sources for the previous year with the taxing authority of the state in which they are deemed to reside within 90 days of at the start of each new year. devaluation.

The Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Revenue Service, Mr. Ayodele Subair, urged “all taxpayers, including self-employed persons and employees under the Lagos State PAYE scheme to file their tax returns annual no later than March 31, 2022, to avoid payment of penalties and other legal sanctions.

He also pointed out that the filing of tax returns in Lagos State could only be done on the LIRS e-Tax portal through the ink: https://etax.lirs.net.

“It is therefore compulsory for all taxable persons of the State to register on the e-Tax portal. The e-Tax portal is purposely designed for the convenience of taxpayers. It’s easy, convenient and safe.

“As part of the agency’s drive to ease taxpayer compliance obligations, tax officers have been designated at various tax stations to assist individuals with online registration and filing of tax returns. on the e-Tax portal,” he added.