LIRS further extends deadline for filing Annual Tax Returns to June 30
The Lagos State Government, through its Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), has further extended the deadline for filing of Annual Tax Returns to June 30, 2020.
The Executive Chairman of LIRS, Mr Ayodele Subair, said in a statement on Tuesday that the additional extension was in line with government’s continuous effort to provide the much-needed relief to taxpayers and mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
Annual returns for individuals (both employees and self-employed persons) that were initially due on May 31, 2020, can now be filed any time on or before June 30, 2020.
According to him, the Lagos State Government kept abreast of global best practices in containing the COVID-19 pandemic to ease 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 31 of every fiscal year to May 31, 2020.
“We constantly debated what other measures could be taken as an organisation 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 are, therefore, encouraged to access the LIRS eTax platforms for all tax administration matters, including the 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,” he said.
Subair said that updates on business operations and alternative payment platforms of the service could be obtained by visiting the LIRS website, www.lirs.gov.ng
He added that taxpayers could check the various social media platforms or call the LIRS Customer Care Centre on 0700 CALL LIRS (0700-2255-5477).
Subair appealed to residents to support the efforts of the state government and the COVID-19 Incident Commander, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, by adhering strictly to the COVID-19 safety guidelines as issued by relevant health authorities
YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
Pantami Used Armed Officers To Evict Our Staff, Abike Dabiri Alleges
The chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has alleged that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami used armed security men to eject NIDCOM from the offices which they occupied in the NCC building located at Mbora District… Read full story
Naira Set To Rally As CBN, ABCON Finalise BDCs’ Resumption Of Forex Sale
The naira is facing its greatest risk from the COVID-19 pandemic as currency speculators continue to make spurious demand for dollar with the hope of making good returns from the rising gaps between… Read full story
MONDAY LINE: Buhari’s Fifth May 29
MUHAMMADU Buhari’s first coming was from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985. It was a period of famine and pestilence; of queues for coins and corn and of lean liberty. His second coming will be five years old on Friday. Can he sit back and use his tongue to count his teeth? What has changed between his past… Read full story
China Tells US To Stop Wasting Time In Coronavirus Battle
The US should stop wasting time in its fight against the coronavirus and work with China to combat it, rather than spreading lies and attacking the country, the Chinese Government’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, said on Sunday. The Sino-US ties have nosedived since the outbreak of the new coronavirus… Read full story
The Continued Harassment Of Essential Workers
NOT a few Nigerians were miffed by the reports of arbitrary arrests and continued harassment of essential workers by the police immediately after the recent extension by the Federal Government of the partial lockdown and curfew imposed across the country to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Initially,many thought that the police operatives were at it again, acting outside their briefs for pecuniary gain… Read full story
Subsidy Removal: Those Who Can’t Fix Refineries Should Give Way ― NLC
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned that the Federal Government should not talk about; or contemplate fuel price increase; even as it stated that subsidy is a cover-up for inefficiency and corrupt in the system. The NLC gave this position, as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association… Read full story