FCT-IRS extends deadline for tax filing


The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) has extended the deadline for annual tax return filings from January 31 to February 29 for organisations and employers of labour in the FCT.

The FCT-IRS Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Mustapha Sumaila, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

“The management of FCT-IRS, out of magnanimity, heeds the taxpayers’ request for an extension; the deadline has been extended by one month.

“This is to enable the organisations and employers of labour, as well as agents who have not filed their annual returns, to seize this opportunity to do so.

“Our taxpayers are our customers; we hold them in high esteem, hence the reason for this extension, but any organisation that fails to file after the expiration of this new deadline will be penalised accordingly,” he said.

Sumaila said that the tax obligation complied with Section 81 of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) 2011, as amended.

He said the act mandated all employers of labour in the FCT to file annual returns before January 31 of every year, using the prescribed forms, Form G and Form H1, respectively.

“It is also clearly stated in Sections 94, 95, and 96 of PITA, which stipulate penalties for non-filing, incorrect or false declaration, and late submission, and the service will not hesitate to enforce the laws on the defaulters.

“Organisations that wish to file online may visit and click on create an account or click on login for those who already have accounts, or you can proceed to any of the FCT-IRS offices to submit electronic copies of your returns,” Sumaila added.

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