The Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) has advised individual and corporate taxpayers in the state to explore the opportunities availed by its just launched Enterprise Tax Administration System (e-Tax) to pay their taxes and get real time, accurate information about their tax payment status on real time basis.
The Chairman of the Service, Mr. Ayodele Zubair, gave the advice in a public notice issued on the latest technology-driven tax platform on Monday.
The ETax platform is a digital tax administration system that captures all aspects of taxation from end-to-end and a multi-channel tax and levies payment solution that enables payment of all forms of taxes via the web and mobile devices.
Zubair stated that the introduction of the new platform was in furtherance of the LIRS’ commitment to build convenience into the payment system of taxes, while reducing compliance cost and increasing the effectiveness of tax administration in the state.
He explained further that the platform’s self service feature reduces turnaround time for tax processes. The eTax portal was built with taxpayer registration with unique identification, instant issuance of treasury receipts, online Annual Returns filling of both individual and corporate tax payers, notification of taxpayer assessment and its reports and liabilities
Other benefits of the platform include,, access to assessment details and objection status, email and SMS notification for tax remittance and access to taxpayer history, inbuilt tax calculator for estimated tax assessment, ability to upload PAYE schedules, payments and print out treasury receipts; ability to upload Withholding Tax (WHT) schedules with receipts and view WHT credit.
The tax expert therefore enjoined taxpayers and tax consultants to take advantage of the e-Tax portal in the discharge of their civic responsibilities in the state.