FCTA to punish employers over failure to file annual returns

Aliya Moses
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The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, FCT-IRS, has urged ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, of government as well as other employers of labour in the territory to file their annual returns of income from all sources for the year ended December 31, 2023.

They are to file the returns on or before January 31, 2024, or risk sanctions.

Head, Corporate Communications at the FCT-IRS, Mustapha Sumaila, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja yesterday, said the demand was in compliance with Section 41 of the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) 2011 (as amended) which mandates all employers of labour in the FCT to file annual returns before January 31 of every year using the prescribed forms, Form G and Form H1 respectively.

“It is also clearly stated in Sections 94, 95 and 96 of PITA which stipulate penalties for non-filing, incorrect/false declaration and late submission and the Service would not hesitate to enforce the laws on the defaulters.

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Organizations that wish to file online may visit www.fctirs.gov.ng and click on create account or click on login for those who already have accounts, or you can proceed to any of the FCT-IRS offices to submit electronic copies of your returns.

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“The forms are also available in the 15 offices including the Service’s headquarters for those who may want to file manually.

“Meanwhile, FCT-IRS enjoins employers of labour, organisations and agents to file their returns before the January 31 deadline otherwise the late filers and non-filers will be penalised in accordance with the law,” he stated.

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