FIRS-Federal Inland Revenue Service

The Federal Inland Revenue Service is the agency responsible for assessing, collecting and accounting for tax and other revenues accruing to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Mandate and operations

Statutorily and administratively, the FIRS has the responsibility for the assessment, collection and accounting of taxes to the Government:

  • The timely provision and publication of accurate data and annual reports to the Federal Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders to inform national economic planning, academic research, tax policy and development legislation 
  • The timely provision of tax advisory services, rulings, guidance notes and clarifications on request and to the public in general
  • The regular investigation, enforcement and prosecution of tax defaulters as provided by the law 
  • The issuance of “Taxpayer Identification Number” (TIN) at no cost to the taxpayer
  • The prompt processing of payment claims and tax refund requests received, within stated timeframes
  • Undertake appropriate actions to reduce the arrears position of the service and minimize debt profile
  • The regular and accurate reconciliation of taxes received into Federation, Consolidated and VAT the case may be 
  • Provision of tax education & information to taxpayers through diverse channels and languages
  • provisions of tax holiday to companies that deserve them