Notices

KW-IRS Official Press Release On COVID-19

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic which is on a high increase across the world, the Kwara State Internal Revenue has taken several measures to safeguard the lives of its Staff, ease the burden on taxpayers, and ensure business continuity in line with best practice as an ISO Certified organization. 

In addition, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) has implemented the following measures in a bid to ease the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the taxpayers, ensure business continuity, as well as curtail the spread of the virus within its offices: 

Below are the following measures taken by the Service to cushion the negative effect; Implementation of Tax Relief, Incentives and Measures to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Taxpayers and Business Continuity.

  1. Donation of palliative to the Informal Sector to cushion the effect of COVID-19 on their businesses. 
  2. Extension of the deadline for filing Annual Returns from 31st of March to 31st of May, 2020 and a further extension to the 30th of September, 2020.
  3. 30% discount/waiver on arrears of ground rent and land charge for property owners and land occupiers from the period of the outbreak in Nigeria to the 30th of September, 2020.
  4. Granting of moratorium to informal sector taxpayers to enable them recover from the financial stress caused by COVID-19 during the lockdown
  5. Suspension of all enforcement activities on tax defaulters in Informal Sector, Educational Sector, Hospitality Sector, Low Income Earners and Property owners.
  6. Waiver of interest and penalty for High Net worth Individuals (HNIs) and Corporate Organizations that pays up their tax arrears by 30th of September, 2020.
  7. Implementation of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the process of tax recovery under the guidance of Covid-19 safety measures 
  8. Deployment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizers to our Offices as well as distribution of face mask to taxpayers and staff 
  9.  Introduction of Virtual meetings for KW-IRS Management Team and different Committees.
  10. Encouragement of taxpayers to make payments to the Kwara State IGR Accounts via PAYDIRECT at any of the local commercial banks.

 These measures are in response to the reality that the entire world is going through a tough time and there is need for everyone to adjust to this new situation and abide by the safety guidelines as provided by the State Government.

KW-IRS OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Since the breakout of the Coronavirus Pandemic which is fast spreading across the country, the Kwara State Internal Revenue has taken several measures to safeguard the lives of its Staff, ease the burden on Taxpayers, and ensure business continuity in line with best practice as an ISO Certified organization. 

Below are some of the measures taken to stop and curb the spread:

1. Suspension of biometric machine sign-in by the staff of the organization since March 16, 2020

2. Reduction of the number of staff to be in the office at any time to 3 per office 

3. Extension of the deadline for filing Annual Returns to the 31st May 2020

4. Encouraging taxpayers to make payments via electronic means 

5. Virtual management and committee meetings

6. Provision of hand-washer, hand sanitizers, electronic thermometers to check temperatures of anyone coming into our office premises.

7. Temporary shutdown of all area offices to avoid and stop the spread of the pandemic

8. Review of the Revenue and Expenditure Budget for the year 2020.

9. Suspension of every form of enforcement on defaulting Taxpayers

10. Continuous Sensitization on the importance of staying at home and curbing the spread via our various social platforms

These measures are in response to the reality that the world is going through a really tough time and there is a need for everyone to adjust to this new reality and abide by the safety guidelines as provided by the State government.

KW-IRS EXTENDS THE DEADLINE OF THE FILING OF ANNUAL RETURNS.

The Spread of COVID 19 is becoming a thing of great concern to everyone across the world and Nigeria in particular. As a result of this, the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service wishes to inform our taxpayers (self-employed individuals, ventures and enterprises) of the extension of the deadline for filing annual tax returns till the 31st of May, 2020.

This move is to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic and to also ensure that all residents of Kwara remain safe and healthy.

However, all taxpayers can conveniently file their annual returns on our website using this link www.kw-irs.com/annualreturns.

All self-employed individuals, ventures and enterprises in the State should note that failure to file the returns by the close of business on the 31st of May, 2020 is a contravention of the Personal Income Tax Act under reference and shall be liable to a penalty of N500,000 in the case of a corporate body and N50,000 in the case of an individual.

The safety of all of us as humans is very paramount. Let us all keep doing our best to ensure we remain safe and avoid contracting or spreading the virus.

For further inquiries please call 0700MYKWIRS (07006859477) or send an email to info@kw-irs.com.

Notice of Demand for Employers’ Annual Returns for 2019

Pursuant to Section 81 (2) of Personal Income Tax Act (as amended) KW-IRS requires all employers of labour within Kwara State to file the Annual Returns for 2019 not later than Friday 31st January 2020. The process is as follows:

  1. Visit www.kw-irs.com/annualreturns to download the Annual Return forms and file online.
  2. Hard copies of all filled return forms should also be submitted to our Corporate Headquarters at the address above.
  3. The returns are to include the following documents:
    1. PAYE Annual Returns (Form D)
    2. Withholding Tax Annual Returns (Form E)
    3. Remittance Summary (Form F)
    4. Nominal roll of the organization (Form A1)
    5. Photocopies/scans of automated revenue receipts on PAYE, WHT and Development Levies
    6. Expatriate quota (if applicable)
    7. Immigration returns of expatriate(s) (if applicable)

All employers of labour in the State should note that failure to file the returns by the close of business on Friday 31st January, 2020 is a contravention of the provision of the S.81(3) of the Personal Income Tax Act under reference and shall be liable to a penalty of N500,000 in the case of a corporate body and N50,000 in the case of an individual.

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