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FCT-IRS unveils e-portal for tax services, administration

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS), has unveiled a user-friendly e-portal to improve the quality of tax services and promote efficient tax administration…

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS), has unveiled a user-friendly e-portal to improve the quality of tax services and promote efficient tax administration in the territory.

The acting Executive Chairman of the service, Mr Haruna Abdullahi, said the platform would harmonise convenience, transparency, and accountability in tax administration.

Abdullahi, who was represented by Mrs Chinwe Ndu, acting Director, Tax Department, said the platform was the IRS collection, receipting, assessment, and Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) platform.

He added that the platform heralded an era where taxpayers can navigate their obligations with ease and efficiency, all at the click of a button from the comfort of their homes or offices.

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The FCT-IRS boss described the feat as a significant milestone in the journey towards revolutionising revenue management and collection.

He said that the e-portal harnesses the power of technology to enable both taxpayers and tax administrators to interact in a transparent, efficient, and user-friendly manner.

Unveiling the portal, Mr James Olukotun, acting Director, ICT, explained that the portal was a cloud-based application designed for tax collection, receipt, assessment, TCC management, filing of returns, registration, reporting and all services of revenue management.

Olukotun added that the platform was embedded with a Revenue Management System portal and self-service e-portal.

Similarly, Mr Kumaiin Ikya, Deputy Director, Land Administration Department, FCT Administration, noted existing gaps in revenue generation and collection.

The dashboard of the e-portal shows that the FCT-IRS has collected N1.6 billion this week and N1.9 billion so far, in March.

The portal also shows that a total of 25.5 billion have been collected so far in 2024 with an average daily collection of N23.3 million.

It further shows that the revenue service has a total of 1.5 million taxpayers in its tax net, out of which 392,737 are corporate taxpayers while 1.1 million were individuals.

 

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