The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has introduced a new Tax Administration Solution (TaxPro-Max) for simplicity of tax compliance as part of its efforts to modernize tax administration in the country.
“TaxPro-Max provides smooth registration, filling, payment of taxes, and automated credit of withholding tax as well as other credits to the Taxpayer’s accounts, among other features,” according to a Public Notice issued by FIRS Executive Chairman, Mr Muhammad Nami.
Taxpayers have a single view of all transactions with the Service with the TaxPro-Max.”
www.taxpromax.firs.gov.ng is the website for the TaxPro-Max platform.
Mr. Nami stated that “as of 7th June, 2021, the TaxPro-Max becomes the channel for filing Naira-denominated tax returns” in the country, according to Dr. Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, Director, Communications and Liaison Department Federal Inland Revenue Service.
As a result, Mr. Nami has issued the following notice to all taxpayers: “All Naira-denominated tax returns must be filed using the TaxPro-Max Solution in order to generate the required Document Identity Number (DIN)”.
According to Ahmad, Director, Communications and Liaison Department
Federal Inland Revenue Service,
Mr. Nami disclosed that as “from 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, [email protected]”.
Mr. Nami advised “taxpayers that are yet to get their user credentials to visit the nearest FIRS Tax Office to be on board immediately”.