FIRS extends tax debt payments to August 31

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has extended the closing date of its waiver of penalty and interest window on tax debts owned by individuals and businesses from June 30 to August 31, 2020.

Mr Abdullahi Ahmad, the FIRS Director, Communications and Liaison Department made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ahmad quoted the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Mr Muhammad Nami as saying “the extension is a follow up to a number of palliative measures devised by the service to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian economy and to support tax-paying individuals and business entities in the country.

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“The latest extension applies to a tax audit, tax investigation and desk review assessments, approved instalment payment plans under Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme yet to be fully liquidated,” he said.

Nami disclosed that there will be no further extension of this palliative measure.

He said tax debtors were, therefore, enjoined to liquidate their outstanding tax liabilities on or before  August 31 in order to enjoy a waiver of accumulated penalties and interests.

He also advised all concerned individuals and businesses to contact their respective tax Controller or the nearest FIRS Regional Debt Management Office in case of further enquiries adding that a list of all our offices was available on their website: www.firs.gov.ng.

(NAN)

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