Paying Taxes

Improving Transparency And Efficiency In Tax Administration

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has worked in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Kano State Internal Revenue Service (KIRS) and the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) to eliminate manual administrative processes for remittance and filing of taxes by companies in Nigeria. An e-filing system has been introduced, which allows companies to file their federal and state taxes electronically. These include Corporate Income Tax (CIT), Value Added Tax (VAT), Capital Gains Tax, Infrastructure Development Tax and Stamp Duty Tax.

Reforms that have been implemented for ease of Paying Taxes

Introduction of filing and payment of taxes online
  • Access to an e-platform for all classes of taxpayers
  • Taxpayers can make electronic payment and filing of state taxes, including PAYE and others, from the comfort of offices or home at
  • Employers can remit statutory deductions on behalf of personnel online
  • Corporate income tax (CIT) audits now done within 63 days
  • A simplified single schedule for each tax type is available on the e-filing platform at
  • The average time to file and pay tax has now reduced by over 50%


Improved transparency and efficiency in tax collection and administration
Efficient and increasing improvement on the e-platform to give taxpayers a better and easier experience
Improvement in tax revenue
Federal Inland Revenue Service Click here for the FIRS field offices nationwide +2349074444441, +2349074444442, +2349072111111, +2349073777777, Learn More
Lagos State Internal Revenue Service Click here for the LIRS offices in Lagos +23470022555477 Learn More
Kano State Internal Revenue Service No 2 Bank Road, Kano, Kano State of Nigeria +234803 787 0271, +234 803 365 8361, +234 805 633 8017, +234 817 741 6260 Learn More
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