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The Federal Inland Revenue Service has introduced what they called, ‘TaxPro-Max’, a new Tax Administration Solution, which will now be the sole channel for filing tax returns from June 7th.

Chairman of the FIRS Mr. Muhammad Nami disclosed this through a public notice, stating that the introduction of the new platform has made it mandatory for all taxpayers to have a document identification number before they can submit their tax returns.

The Chairman said, the platform was as a result of reforms being carried out, adding that the new solution will optimize the tax payment process, by making it easier and faster.

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In a statement which was issued by the Director of Communications and Liaison Department, Dr Abdullahi Ahmad on Saturday, said the new platform takes effect “From 7th June, 2021.

The statement said, the TaxPro-Max becomes the channel for filing Naira-denominated tax returns in the country.

The statement was entitled, “ FIRS Launches New Online, Naira Tax-Filing Platform.”

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He added, “All Naira-denominated tax returns are to be filed via the TaxPro-Max Solution in order to generate the obligatory Document Identity Number.

“Taxpayers will not be able to pay without DIN.

“TaxPro-Max enables seamless registration, filling, payment of taxes and automatic credit of withholding tax as well as other credits to the Taxpayer’s accounts, among other features. The TaxPro-Max also provides a single-view to Taxpayers for all transactions with the Service,” he explained

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In view of the time it might take to upload manual returns and generate the DIN, Nami encouraged taxpayer to bring their manual returns to any relevant tax office for upload, at least, two weeks before the due date.

Nami advised all taxpayers that are yet to get their user credentials to visit the closest FIRS Tax Office, immediately.

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