FCT-IRS urges MDAs, employers to file 2023 returns before Jan. 31

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS), has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and other employers of labour in the FCT to file their 2023 returns before Jan. 31st. The FCT-IRS Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Mustapha Sumaila, made the call in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday. Sumaila stressed that failure to file the returns within the stipulated period would attract sanction in accordance with the provisions of the law. He said that the directive was in line with Section 41 of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA), 2011 (as amended). According to him, the Act mandates all employers of labour in the FCT to file annual returns before Jan. 31st of every year, using the prescribed forms – Form G and Form H1 respectively. He also said that Sections 94, 95 and 96 of the Act equally stipulate penalties for non-filing, incorrect, false declaration, and late submission. He added that the Service would not hesitate to enforce the laws on defaulters. ‘Organisations that wish to file their returns online should visit www.fctirs.gov.ng and click on create account or click on login for those who already have accounts. ‘The organisations should then proceed to any of the FCT-IRS offices to submit electronic copies of their returns. ‘The forms are also available in the 15 offices in the FCT, including the FCT-IRS Headquarters for those who may want to file manually,’ he said. He urged all employers of labour, organisations, and other agents to file their returns before the Jan. 31 deadline, to avoid penalties for late filing or non-filing in accordance with the law.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria