Nigeria: Updates to online portal, ultimatum on payment of outstanding tax liabilities

Updates to the TaxPro-Max portal aimed at addressing difficulties in fulfilling tax responsibilities

Updates aimed at addressing difficulties in fulfilling tax responsibilities

The Federal Internal Revenue Service (FIRS) released a notice providing updates to the TaxPro-Max portal aimed at addressing difficulties taxpayers face in fulfilling tax responsibilities.

Highlights of the notice include:

Obtainment of payment reference number (PRN) remotely and the introduction of partial settlement of tax liabilities

  • Taxpayers with valid portal login credentials can now generate PRNs remotely, eliminating the need to visit the FIRS office.
  • Taxpayers have the flexibility to settle their tax liabilities in full or in part.
  • Additional assessments from tax investigations, tax audits, or desk reviews (including penalty and interest) may be settled in lump sum or in piecemeal.

Outstanding tax liabilities

  • Taxpayers with outstanding tax obligations are given a deadline of 30 November 2023 to clear these liabilities. Failure to do so will result in enforcement actions by the FIRS.

Ongoing tax audits and investigations

  • The FIRS will conclude all tax audits, desk reviews, and tax investigations that have extended beyond their stipulated timeframes. Taxpayers are expected to provide outstanding information no later than 30 November 2023 to enable the FIRS to close out pending exercises.  Failure to adhere to this requirement will lead to the conclusion of cases based on existing information

Read a November 2023 report [PDF 276 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Nigeria



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