LIRS launches E-Tax to ease tax payment in Lagos

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In its efforts to transform tax payment, the state’s revenue collection agency, Lagos State Internal Service (LIRS) said it launched Enterprise Tax Administration System (eTax)

According to LIRS statement, eTax is a digital tax administration solutions that captures all aspects of taxation from end to end.

“It is a multi-channel tax and levies payment solution that enables payment of all forms taxes via the web and mobile,” the revenue agency said in a statement.

The statement noted that the introduction of eTax is in furtherance of LIRS’s commitment to build convenience into the payment of taxes, whilst reducing compliance cost and increasing the effectiveness of tax administration in the State. its self-service feature reduces turnaround time for tax processes.

According to the statement, the eTax portal was built with taxpayers in mind and it offers the under listed features and capabilities;Taxpayer registration with a unique identification, instant issuance of treasury receipts, Online Annual Returns filing for both individual and corporate taxpayers, Notification of taxpayer assessment, audit reports and liabilities, Access to assessment details and objection status and emails and SMS notification for tax remittance and access to tax payment history

Others include on-built tax calculator for estimated self-assessment, ability to upload PAYE schedules, payments and print out treasury receipts and ability to upload Withholding Tax (WHT) schedules with receipts and view WHT credit

“By this notice, all taxpayer and tax consultants are hereby enjoined to take full advantage of the eTax portal to perform their civic duties. The portal can be accessed via etax.lirs.net,” the statement explained.

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