What you need to know About LIRS

Your Tax Professional

What We Do

LIRS is the major revenue generating Agency of the Lagos State Government saddled with the responsibility of collecting taxes. Over the years LIRS has increased the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by executing various pioneering programmes and implementing strategies, which have impacted positively on revenue generation and collection. The IGR moved from a monthly average of about 600 Million Naira in 1999 to approximately 20.5 Billion Naira in 2013, thereby making Lagos State less dependent on proceeds from the Federation Account.

To make tax assessment and payment convenient for taxpayers, LIRS commenced the establishment of mini tax offices in markets in 2006, and till date, 40 of such offices are in operation. Furthermore, in January 2008, LIRS introduced the Self Assessment Filing System for individuals, the first of its kind in Nigeria.

In line with the management’s policy of taxpayer engagement, LIRS has been annually hosting the Lagos State Taxation Stakeholders’ Conference since 2007. The conference, which is interactive, provides a forum for The Executive Governor of Lagos State Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and His Executive Council to discuss with representatives of the Chambers of Commerce, Professional Groups, Financial Institutions, Traditional Rulers, and Trade & Market Associations etc on the various means and efforts to reform tax administration in the State

At the yearly Taxation Conference, the Executive Governor presents the LIRS Special Award to individuals and Corporate Organizations in recognition of their level of Personal Income Tax Compliance. Winners of the yearly Lagos State Internal Revenue Service Secondary School Essay Competition on Taxation are also recognized and their prizes given during the aforementioned conference.

As Lagos State moves towards meeting the needs of a mega city, LIRS continues to position itself as the major funding arm of the state government by putting in place structures that will ensure collection of the proper amount of tax revenue at the least cost.

LIRS Service

Customer Service Support

With the new LIRS customer service support hotline you can be sure that a qualified tax officer will be available to answer yours calls 24/7.

Online Services

For more information regarding tax procedures, tax calculation etc. Our website has an extensive information on different areas of taxation.

Mobile App Coming Soon

The official mobile apps for LIRS will soon be launched to ease Tax processes.
Watch this space.

Mission & Vision

To operate a respected, effective, efficient and transparent internal revenue agency that is adequately equipped to collect the proper amount of tax revenue at the least cost, while serving the public with respect, quality services and products, thereby warranting the highest degree of public confidence in our expertise, efficiency and integrity.

To serve the residents, business community and government agencies within the State, through the provision of fair, accurate and timely information as required from the Board of Internal Revenue to all tax payers in the state, while providing high quality and transparent customer-oriented service.

  • Excellent Support
    Apart from our call center numbers you can also speak to a qualified tax officer through our website chat room. You can be guaranteed a quick and fast response to your question.
  • Qualified Tax Officers
    We pride ourselves in our people as some of the best tax practitioners across the country, on a regular basis we provide employees with continuous training and capacity development.
  • Faster Performance
    With a staff strength of about 3000 employees LIRS continues to prove itself to be a successful agency, playing a critical role in enabling the government to make available funds.
Welcome to Lagos, the Centre of Excellence in Nigeria, and LIRS being the major revenue generating Agency, provides high quality and transparent customer-oriented service.
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