Revenue generation: FCT-IRS Adopts User-friendly E-Portal Tax Services

From Lateef Taiwo

In a bid to improve the quality of tax services and promote efficient tax administration, the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) has unveiled what it called a user-friendly e-portal for easier general tax

The acting Executive Chairman of the service, Mr Haruna Abdullahi, during the event in Abuja on Tuesday disclosed that the platform would harmonise convenience, transparency, and accountability in tax administration.

Abdullahi, who was represented by Mrs Chinwe Ndu, acting Director, Tax Department, said that the platform was the IRS collection, receipting, assessment, and Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) platform.

He added that the platform heralded an era where taxpayers can navigate their obligations with ease and efficiency, all at the click of a button from the comfort of their homes or offices.

The FCT-IRS boss described the feat as a significant milestone in the journey towards revolutionising revenue management and collection.

He said that the e-portal harnesses the power of technology to enable both taxpayers and tax administrators to interact in a transparent, efficient, and user-friendly manner.

“The e-Portal stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication to our mission to provide effective and efficient tax administration through continuous innovation.

“This platform will help us bridge the gap between tradition and modernity, and propelling tax management further into the digital age.

“Whether you’re an individual taxpayer, a business owner, or a tax consultant, this platform has been meticulously designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

“Some of the features include the promotion of ease of doing business within the FCT, enhancement of accessibility to important tax-related services, simplified and streamlined tax services among other things,” Abdullai said.

Unveiling the portal, Mr James Olukotun, acting Director, ICT, explained that the portal was a cloud-based application designed for tax collection, receipt, assessment, TCC management, filing of returns, registration, reporting and all services of revenue management.

Olukotun added that the platform was embedded with a Revenue Management System portal and self-service e-portal.

He explained that the RMS was designed for officers of FCT-IRS to among other things, perform the functions of collection, registration, assessment, return filling, reporting, receipting and TCC issuance.

He said that e-portal self-service, on the other hand, allows both taxpayers and tax administrators to interact in a transparent, efficient, and user-friendly manner.

One of the technical partners of the service, Mr Bosun Ayeni, Chief Executive Officer, Autocomm Services, noted that all were states were faced with the challenge of revenue generation and collection.

Ayeni pledged continued support to FCT-IRS in the use of technology solutions to boost revenue generation and collections with a view to serve the people better.


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