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The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has launched a new channel for filing naira-denominated tax returns which will take effect from June 7.

Muhammad Nami, executive chairman of FIRS, in a statement, said the tax administration solution (TaxPro-Max) is aimed at easing tax compliance and modernisation of tax administration in the country.

The statement read in part: “TaxPro-Max 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, TaxPro-Max also provides a single-view to taxpayers for all transactions with the service.”

The FIRS chief explained that all taxpayers have been notified that naira-denominated tax returns are to be filed via the TaxPro-Max in order to generate the obligatory document identity number (DIN).

He said: ”Taxpayers will not be able to pay without the 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 ([email protected]).”

Techeconomy.ng previously reported that the government had vowed to provide fiscal relief to attract more taxpayers and ensure efficient tax administration.

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Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, who disclosed this at the 23rd annual Chartered Institute Of Taxation Of Nigeria (CITN) conference held in Abuja, themed ‘Taxation for Economic Recovery: A Necessity For Social Engagement And Economic Sustainability.’

Ahmed who was represented by Aliyu Shinkafi, the permanent secretary, special duties, said it will be achieved by deploying modern technology-driven processes and systems to facilitate quantum growth in tax revenue collection.

The minister was also quoted in a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, special adviser to the minister on media and communications, as saying tax professionals must continue to work with other relevant stakeholders.

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She explained that the goal would ensure effective and optimal participation in the global efforts spearheaded by organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD) to transform the digital economy into a significant revenue source for governments.

 

 

 

 

 

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