SWITZERLAND, MAY 27 – In a bid to relieve taxpayers from the economic burden occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has further extended the deadline for filing of Annual Tax Returns to June 30, 2020.
Annual returns for individuals (both employees and self-employed persons) that were initially due on May 31st, 2020 can now be filed any time on or before the 30th of June, 2020.
The Executive Chairman of LIRS, Mr. Ayodele Subair said, “As the Lagos State Government keeps abreast of global best practices in containing the Covid-19 pandemic and eases 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 31st of every fiscal year to May 31, 2020.
“We constantly debated what other measures could be taken as an organization 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,” he said.
Taxpayers were apprised 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 by logging on to the e-Tax platform via https://etax.lirs.net
The LIRS also appealed to residents of Lagos to support the efforts of the State Government and the Covid-19 Incident Commander for Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu by adhering strictly to the COVID-19 safety guidelines as issued by relevant health authorities.