LIRS NIGERIA: Optimizes Payment of Taxes, To Start August 1st 2022

  • The digitally inclined move will now require a 5-step approach to generating a digital reference that will enable payment of taxes through the e-tax platform.

Taxpayers in LIRS Nigeria net are now set to experience greater ease in the remittance of taxes. This move in Nigeria’s commercial capital is due to a public notice that was recently issued by the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS.

In the Public Notice, the tax system now provides for a digital facility that generates an e-Tax bill reference which will ease the payment of taxes like the pay-as-you-earn (PAYE), withholding tax (WHT) among others due to being paid by the state revenue agency.

The new move is in line with the digitalization policy of LIRS and is slated to commence implementation from August 1st 2022. The LIRS further states that beyond the effective date, the agency will discontinue the use of other payment references and codes except the one generated from the new directive.

LIRS NIGERIA: Optimizes Payment of Taxes, To Start August 1st 2022
LIRS NIGERIA: Optimizes Payment of Taxes, To Start August 1st 2022

What the New Tax Directive in Lagos Nigeria Requires Tax Payers to Do

Following the new directive, taxpayers in Lagos are required to carry out five major steps in compliance as stated by the public notice.

The five major steps are thus:

  2. Input your payer ID and password to log in
  3. Select revenue type, upload schedule (for PAYE & Withholding Tax)
  4. Generate a bill reference
  5. Make a payment on any of the multiple channels available, using the generated bill reference.

See Public Notice Here

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