The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has extended the filing of Employers’ Annual Returns by two weeks ending February 14, 2021.
In a statement, the firm said it was in consideration of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on companies. It had earlier set January 31, according to law for companies to file the annual returns of which defaulters could face penalties.
“Tax payers are thereby urged to take advantage of this extension to perform their civic obligation. The extension of the deadline is also in response to appeals made by taxpayers as well as an attempt to assuage the effect of the pandemic on the taxpayers and residents of Lagos State,” said the Executive Chairman, Ayodele Subair in the statement.
The tax agency implored taxpayers with difficulties in filing their annual returns to seek assistance with specially designated staff at the tax stations or call our Customer Care representatives.
It also said updates on its operations and alternative payment platforms of the service can be obtained through its website.
“The Management and Staff appeal to residents of Lagos State to support the efforts of the Lagos State Government led by Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu by adhering strictly to the safety guidelines as issued by relevant health authorities,” it said.