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FIRS Explores Online Naira Tax-Filing Platform

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has introduced and explored a new tax administration solution (TaxPro-Max) for ease of tax compliance, all in its efforts at modernizing tax administration in the country.

In a public notice signed by Mr. Muhammad Nami, Executive Chairman of FIRS, he states: “TaxPro-Max enables seamless registration, filling, payment of taxes and automatic credit of withholding tax as well as other credits to the Taxpayer’s accounts, among other features.

According to him, the TaxPro-Max also provides a single-view to taxpayers for all transactions with the Service”. The TaxPro-Max platform is accessible at ww.taxpromax.firs.gov.ng

Mr. Nami disclosed: “As from (Monday) 7th June, 2021, the TaxPro-Max becomes the channel for filing Naira-denominated tax returns in the country.

Consequently, Mr. Nami notifies all Taxpayers as follows: “All Naira-denominated tax returns are to be filed via the TaxPro-Max Solution in order to generate the obligatory document identity number (DIN)”.

He added that henceforth, “taxpayers will not be able to pay without DIN; as such taxpayers wanting to submit their tax returns manually must visit the relevant tax office where FIRS personnel will be on hand to assist them to upload the returns and generate the DIN.

“In view of the time it might take to upload manual returns and generate the DIN, taxpayers are encouraged to bring manual returns for upload, at least, two weeks before the due date; Qualified Personnel of the Service are on hand to assist taxpayers experiencing challenges in filing returns on the TaxPro-Max.

They may be reached via email, taxpromax@firs.gov.ng”.

 In a statement by Director of Communications and Liaison Department, Dr Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, on Saturday, Mr. Nami advised: “Taxpayers that are yet to get their user credentials to visit the nearest FIRS tax office to be on board immediately”.

Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi
S.A Media and Communications to the Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning

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