Lagos IRS announces extension of deadline for filing tax returns


The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, LIRS, has extended the filing of employers’ annual tax returns by one week, starting from February 1 to February 7, 2024.

Ayodele Subair, the Executive Chairman of LIRS, disclosed this in a public notice released by the agency on Tuesday.

According to him, the extension is due to the recent downtime experienced on the government’s e-tax portal.

According to the state’s law, the filing of annual tax returns by companies expires on January 31 of each fiscal year and attracts stiff penalties for defaulters.

Subair tasked Taxpayers to take advantage of this extension to perform their civic obligation.

“We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and this extension is intended to accommodate such instances.

“We implore all employers of labour within Lagos State who are experiencing difficulties in filing their annual tax returns to call our customer service centre or visit the help desks at our various tax stations.

“It is essential to adhere to the revised deadline to maintain compliance and avoid any potential penalties”, he said.

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