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Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). A guide.

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FIRS. Background information on the Federal inland revenue service

Taxes are important to the development of any nation. In all countries, tax evasion is a crime punishable by tax laws. Hence, it is important to have a regulatory body that keeps the taxation in check and set up taxing policies.

In Nigeria, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is the agency responsible for assessing, collecting and accounting for tax and other revenues. Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) was created in 1943. Prior to that time, its functions had been performed by the Inland Revenue Department of British West Africa. The Board of Inland Revenue was created in 1958 In 2002, Professor Dotun Phillip led a team of eminent Nigerians to diagnose the Nigerian Tax system. This diagnosis helped shaped the body’s operations. In 2007, FIRS got financial and administrative autonomy through the effect of the Federal Inland Revenue Service act 2007. Since its autonomy, FIRS has developed several tax policies and created channels to identify eligible tax payers.

By 2016 and in collaboration with other agencies like CAC, CBN, OAGF and JTB, the Federal Inland Revenue service had registered 814,000 new corporate taxpayers. By mid-2018, it had, working in conjunction with State Internal Revenue Service, (SIRSs) pushed the National Tax Roll, to about 19 million.

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Scope of activities of FIRS

  • Statutorily, the FIRS has the responsibility for the assessment, collection, and accounting of taxes to the Government
  • The timely provision and publication of accurate data and annual reports to the Federal Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders to inform national economic planning, academic research, tax policy, and development legislation
  • The timely provision of tax advisory services, rulings, guidance notes, and clarifications on request and to the public in general
  • The regular investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of tax defaulters as provided by the law
  • The issuance of “Taxpayer Identification Number” (TIN) at no cost to the taxpayer
  • The prompt processing of payment claims and tax refund requests received, within stated timeframes
  • Undertake appropriate actions to reduce the arrears position of the service and minimize debt profile
  • The regular and accurate reconciliation of taxes received into Federation, Consolidated and VAT the case may be
  • Provision of tax education & information to taxpayers through diverse channels and languages

FIRS contact

helpdesk@FIRS.gov.ng   

enquiries@FIRS.gov.ng   ​

complaints@FIRS.gov.ng

servicom@FIRS.gov.ng

FIRS portal

The FIRS Portal is the official homepage of the tax body. The website have several portals that allows one to learn about the Nigerian taxation polices and the management of the tax body.

FIRS recruitment

The Firs recruitment process is an occasional process. The regulatory body is result-driven; hence, its recruitment process is strictly merit-based. The vacancy opening is communicated via the organization career portal, through the daily newspaper and via their social media handle.

General requirements of the FIRS recruitment

  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree at any recognized university in relevant disciplines in the quantitative field.
  • Computer literacy and conversant with Microsoft office, Web Applications and the use of relevant applications for efficient delivery of service

FIRS Nigeria headquarters address, Abuja

Revenue House,

20 Sokode Crescent,

Wuse Zone 5, Abuja

Nigeria

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FIRS website

To access the official website of the Federal Inland Revenue service, simply log on to www.FIRS.gov.ng

FIRS offices in Lagos

LAGOS ISLAND Offices

Field Office
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Address Email Phone
State Coordination Office 6th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos lagosislandregion@FIRS.gov.ng 09070319464
LTO (Oil & Gas) Upstream 10th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos Ltooilandgasupstream@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327658
LTO (Oil & Gas) Downstream 9th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos Ltooilandgasdownstream@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327656
LTO (Oil & Gas) Servicing 9th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos LTOOIL&GAS.SERVICElagos@FIRS.GOV.NG 09070327657
LTO (Non-Oil) Financial 4th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos ltononoilfinancial@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327654
Lagos Island Medium Tax 23/25 Catholic Mission Street, Ground Floor, City Hall, Onikan, Lagos lagosisland.to@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327655
Ikoyi MSTO 5th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos ikoyi.msto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327653
Onikan MSTO 23/25 Catholic Mission Street, 4th Floor, City Hall, Onikan, Lagos onikanito@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327660
New Broad Street MSTO Sterling Towers, 3 Rd Floor, 20 Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos broadstreetmsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327652
Victoria Island MSTO Plot 1716, Chartered Bank Close, Off Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos victoriaislandito@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327661
Bar Beach MSTO 18, Olabode George Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos barbeach.msto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327651
Ajah MSTO Avm Building, Km 14 Lekki- Epe Expressway Beside Attwool School, Agungi Bus Stop, Lekki, Lagos ajahmsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327649
Stamp Duties Office Sterling Towers, 3 Rd Floor, 20 Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos lagosislandsd@FIRS.gov.ng 09070322399
Special Tax Office 4th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos specialtaxaudit@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327796
Tax Investigation Department 7th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos tax.investigation@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327889
Enforcement Unit 8th Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos Enforcement.unit@FIRS.gov.ng 09070322087
Transfer Pricing & International Tax Unit 3rd Floor, 17b Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos transferpricing@FIRS.gov.ng 09070328155

FIRS Office

LAGOS MAINLAND EAST Offices

S/N Field Office Address Email Phone
1 Lagos Mainland East, Stamp Duties & Cgt 1st Floor, 2b Lateef Jakande Road, Beside Ltv Channel 8, Agidingbi, Lagos. lagosmainlandeast@FIRS.gov.ng 09070319382
2 Large Tax Office (Non-Oil) Manu/Others 1st Floor, 2b Lateef Jakande Road, Beside Ltv Channel 8, Agidingbi, Lagos. ltonon-oil.agidingbi@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327670
3 Medium Tax Office Ground Floor, 2b Lateef Jakande Road, Beside Ltv Channel 8, Agidingbi, Lagos. lagosmainlandmto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327671
4 Lagos GBTO 2nd Floor, 2b Lateef Jakande Road, Beside Ltv Channel 8, Agidingbi, Lagos. Lagos.gbto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327664
5 Onigbongbo MSTO 4b, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Ikeja, Lagos. onigbongboito@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327672
6 Ilupeju 1 MSTO 6, Ilupeju By-Pass, Ilupeju, Lagos. ilupejumsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327668
7 Ilupeju 2 MSTO 6, Ilupeju By-Pass, Ilupeju, Lagos. ilupeju2msto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327669
8 Yaba MSTO 356, Muritala Mohammed Way, Yaba, Lagos. yabaito@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327673
9 Ikorodu MSTO 110, Lagos Road Beside Stanbic Ibtc, Haruna Bus stop, Ikorodu, Lagos. ikoroduito@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327666
10 Ikeja MSTO 106, Adenyi Jones Street Ikeja, Lagos. ikejaito@FIRS.gov.ng 09070322466
11 Alimosho MSTO 19, Idimu-Egbeda Road, Alimosho, Lagos. alimoshomsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327663
12 Agege MSTO 79b, Iju Road, Agege, Lagos. agegemsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327662

LAGOS MAINLAND WEST Offices

S/N Field Office Address Email Phone
1 State Coordination Office 33, Imam Dauda Street, Off Eric Moore Road, Surulere – Lagos. lagosmainlandwest@FIRS.gov.ng 09070319491
2 Aguda MSTO 33, Imam Dauda Street, Off Eric Moore Road, Surulere – Lagos. agudamsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327674
3 Alaba MSTO 148, Olojo Drive, High Taste Bus Stop, Marble Building, Ojo, Lagos. alabamsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327675
4 Apapa MSTO 22, Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos. apapamsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327676
5 Festac MSTO 1st Avenue, Ice Plaza Building, Near Big Treat, Festac Town, Lagos. festacmsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327677
6 Isolo MSTO 22, Osolo Way, Isolo, Lagos. isolomsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327678
7 Orile MSTO Sunny Asemota House, Plot 5a, Amuwo – Odofin Industrial Estate Scheme, Lagos Badagry Experess Waysuru – Alaba, Lagos. orileiganmumsto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327680
8 MTO West 33, Imam Dauda Street, Off Eric Moore Road, Surulere – Lagos. lagoswestmto@FIRS.gov.ng 09070327679
9 Surulere MSTO 7, Afric Place Road, Off Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Surulere, Lagos. Surulere.msto@FIRS.gov.ng

Tax Acronyms

MSTO – Micro and Small Taxpayer Office

LTO – Large Taxpayer Office

GBTO – Government Business Taxpayer Office

MTO –  Medium Taxpayer Office

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