Understanding the need for a convenient tax filing and payment system in the country, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), in collaboration with Interswitch, have educated taxpayers on digital remittance.
The organisations hosted a sensitization programme in Lagos with the theme, ‘Sustainable Tax Management: Exploring Digital Remittance’.
The programme had in attendance stakeholders within the revenue service value chain – private citizens, tax managers, accountants, tax auditors, tax consultants, bankers, and businessowners.
To increase awareness of the benefits of adopting the digital tax remittance system, FIRS introduced the taxpayers’ sensitization programme. The activities for the programme included demo and enquiry sessions on the Tax-Pro Max e-filing platform launched by the Government tax management agency to address the complications experienced by taxpayers using the previous collection system.
Interswitch, as a key technology partner to the FIRS, showcased its Paydirect solution as a simple and reliable payment option on the FIRS Tax Administration Platform (TaxPro-Max).
The Paydirect solution, which is integrated with the FIRS’ TaxPro Max system, adds to the seamlessness in the filing and remittance of taxes, boosting the efficiency of the collection system and facilitating compliance.
Speaking at the event, Group head, Government, Interswitch, Osasere Atohengbe, noted that the rise of technology-led processes has led to the improvement of service delivery, and Interswitch, as a technology-driven and user-focused company, will continue to work with the collection agency to ensure that taxpayers have access to easy tax filing and payment systems, while also boosting government revenue and national development.