From Uche Usim, Abuja
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday said it has recorded a historic feat by raking in N650 billion in June, the highest in a month since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIRS Executive Chairman Muhammad Nami disclosed this in a statement made available to the media in Abuja.
According to him, the feat was the reward for efficiency and effectiveness of the TaxProMax Solution that was recently deployed, notwithstanding the challenges and resistance faced in the early stages of its adoption, and the downturn orchestrated by the slow economic recovery.
Nami recalled that as part of its efforts at modernising tax administration in the country, the FIRS recently introduced the Tax Administration Solution (TaxProMax) for ease of tax compliance. He had noted that the Solution ‘enables seamless registration, filing, payment of taxes and automatic credit of withholding tax as well as other credits to the Taxpayer’s accounts, among other features. It also provides a single-view to Taxpayers for all transactions with the Service.’
The TaxProMax platform, which took off on June 7, is a channel for filing Naira-denominated tax returns in the country. The TaxProMax platform is accessible at www.taxpromax.firs.gov.ng.
He reminded taxpayers of the one-off one-month extension granted earlier this month for the filing of Company Income Tax returns by taxpayers with December 31, 2020, accounting year-end whose statutory tax returns were due not later than June 30, 2021. He urged them to take advantage of the extension as it ‘provides an opportunity to all taxpayers whose company Income Tax returns were due in June 2021 to file up to the 31st July 2021,’ he said.
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Source: Nigerian Newspapers Online