INTRODUCING e-SERVICES FROM THE FEDERAL INLAND REVENUE SERVICE (FIRS) (As published in Business Day Newspaper of 1 June 2017)

  1. e-Registration

To do business online with the FIRS, register and be authenticated at www.firs.gov.ng and follow these easy steps:

  • Log in and proceed to the e-Services tab
  • Click on the log in and register tab and input your Tax Identification Number (TIN) or RC Number
  • Choose a username and password upon successful registration
  • Click on Register
  • A security PIN will be sent to your email for authentication to complete the process

For taxpayers registered with CAC but who have no TIN:

  • Log on to https://apps.firs.gov.ng/tinverification/
  • Enter the CAC registration number i.e. your RC or BN number
  • Enter the CAPTCHA image that will be displayed
  • If your search is successful, you can input your email address and click on the ‘send to my mail’ button to have the details sent to your mail
  • Also check your spam folder if you do not find the mail in your inbox

For new Business Incorporation:

  • Go to cac.gov.ng and follow the end to end process, which includes payment of your stamp duties to complete your incorporation process.
  1. e-Stamp Duty

Stamp duty is a tax levied on documents such as receipts, land transactions and other legal documents. In the past, it required a physical stamp but with the new e-Stamp Duty from the FIRS, stamping can be done from the comfort of your home or office.

For Dutiable Instruments:

  • Log on to firs.gov.ng
  • Click on the e-services
  • Click on e-stamp duty
  • Log in or sign up
  • Obtain your credentials (username, password) through your email
  • Choose a username and password upon successful registration
  • Log in and select relevant stamp duty instrument
  • Fill in the form and pay online through the integrated payment gateway
  • A link to download your e-stamp duty certificate will be automatically sent to your email

For New Business Incorporation

  • Go to cac.gov.ng and follow the end to end process which includes payment of your stamp duties to complete your registration process.
  1. e-TaxPayment

Electronic Tax payment allows you to pay your taxes from the comfort of your home or office on either of the under listed platforms.

e-TaxPay

  • log on to the internet banking platform of your bank
  • Click on NIBSS e-BillsPay
  • Click on the e-TaxPay tab or type Federal Inland Revenue Service in the search bar
  • Input your Tax Identification Number (TIN) then verify and confirm your TIN details before selecting the type of tax you are paying
  • Enter the amount, confirm all details and click: Continue to Pay
  • e-Acknowledgement is automatically sent to your email
  • Your FIRS official receipt is sent to your email 24hours after receipt of payment
  • Click on the indicated link to download and print your receipt

Remita

  • Go to firs.gov.ng
  • Click on e-services.
  • Click on e-payment.
  • Click on
  • Select tax type.
  • Enter your TIN, payment amount, tax year, taxpayer’s full name, email address and phone number
  • Enter the CAPTCHA
  • Click on proceed to payment
  • e-acknowledgement is automatically sent to your email 24hours after receipt of payment.
  • Click on the indicated link to download and print your receipt.

Interswitch

  • Go to quickteller.com
  • Log in (Existing quickteller user) or sign up (new users).
  • Type Federal Inland Revenue Service or FIRS in the search bar.
  • Select tax type.
  • Enter your TIN, payment amount, tax year, taxpayer’s full name, email address and phone numbers.
  • Enter the CAPTCHA
  • Click on proceed to payment.
  • e-Ticket is automatically sent to your email 24hours after receipt of payment.
  • Click on the indicated link to download and print your receipt.
  1. e-Receipt

When you pay your tax using FIRS platform, a link to download your receipt is sent automatically to your email 24 hours after receipt of the payment.

Click on the link to download and print your receipt

e-Receipt Verification

  • Go to firs.gov.ng
  • Click on e-Services.
  • Click on e-Receipt to verify the authenticity of your receipt.
  • Click on Verify e-Receipt and enter the e-Receipt number and your TIN.
  • Or scan the QR bar on the top right hand corner of the e-Receipt with your QR reader which is a functionality that be downloaded free on the e-Receipt platform or on the app store for iOS (Apple products) and Play Store on Android phones.
  • Now you can receive and verify your e-Payment receipts anytime and anywhere in the world through your email address.
  • You can also confirm if your deducted Withholding Tax (WHT) or VAT payments has been remitted to government anytime and anywhere in the world.
  • Your WHT deduction or VAT payment must be remitted once a month before the 22nd day of the month.
  1. e-Filing

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has automated its tax administration processes through the Integrated Tax Administration System (ITAS)

To file online:

  • Go to firs.gov.ng
  • Click on e-Services.
  • Click on e-Filing.
  • Click on download e-Filing access form.
  • Complete the form.
  • Ensure that it is duly signed by the tax payer and/or authorised officer of the tax payer.
  • Select your tax office, scan and email the completed form to your Tax Office.
  • Check your email for your user ID and Password.
  • Log into ITAS e-Filing portal with your ID and Password.
  • Upload your return.
  • Click Submit.
  • Document Number will be provided automatically.
  • Click on payment.

*Document Number is a remittance form number, which is used for raising assessment and payment of taxes on the ITAS platform. Document Number is unique to taxpayers, tax type, tax period and tax office*

e-FILING CAN BE USED TO FILE RETURNS FOR ALL TAXES

  1. e-TCC

Taxpayers can now request for their TCC from the comfort of their home or office after fulfilling their civic obligation, with the introduction of FIRS e-TCC.

  • Go to firs.gov.ng
  • Click on e-Services.
  • Click on e-TCC.
  • Register on the FIRS e-Services platforms.
  • Obtain your credentials through your email.
  • Choose a username and password upon successful registration.
  • Login and request for your e-TCC.
  • An acknowledgment will be sent to your email that your TCC is being processed.
  • A link to download your e-TCC will be automatically sent to your email on or before 7 days if you have no outstanding tax liabilities.

e-TCC Verification

  • Go to firs.gov.ng
  • Click on e-Services.
  • Click on e-TCC to verify the authenticity of your TCC.
  • Click on Verify e-TCC.
  • Enter the e-TCC Number and your TIN or scan the QR bar on the top right hand corner of the e-TCC with your QR reader, which is a functionality that can be downloaded free on the e-TCC platform or on the app store for iOS (Apple products) and Play Store on Android phones.

 

 

 

 

 

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