Are you a taxpayer or resident of Lagos State? If you are, this is information is for you.

Lagos State Internal Revenue Service recently launched the Enterprise Tax Administration System (eTax).

eTax is a digital tax administration solution that captures all aspects of taxation from end to end. Also, it allows the taxpayer to have more control and access to their tax information.

The eTax portal was built with taxpayers in mind and it offers the under listed features and capabilities:

  • Taxpayer registration with unique identification
  • Instant issuance of treasury receipts
  • Online Annual returns filing for both individuals and corporate taxpayers
  • Notification of taxpayer assessment, audit reports, and liabilities
  • Access to assessment details and objection status
  • Ability to upload PAYE schedules, payments and print out treasury receipts

In respect of the above, companies are advised to upgrade their tax information via https://etax.lirs.net  and also ensure that all of their employees are registered for a taxpayer ID  via https://etax.lirs.net  without this, the company’s annual returns filing for the year 2020 may not be successful and the penalty for not filing annual Return is N500,000.00 for limited liability companies and N50,000 for enterprise and individuals

The 2020 Annual Returns filing will commence from January 1, 2020, and end on January 31, 2020. 

Therefore, take advantage of this information to avoid any avoidable tax penalty.

Please note that the individual payer ID can only be generated by each individual member of the staff.

Below are the basic requirement for the registration:

For existing companies with Payer ID


  • Login to https://etax.lirs.net 
  • Click on Reset your Password 
  • Login with company payer ID
  • Key in at least one director Payer ID to complete the process



For existing individual with payer ID


  • Login to https://etax.lirs.net
  • Click on Reset your Password
  • Click Reset your Password 
  • Key in your BVN number
  • Proceed to receive OTP (One Time Password) via SMS and or email 
  • reset your password
  • Then login with company payer ID





To generate new payer ID for an Individual 


  • Login to https://etax.lirs.net
  • Click on New User 
  • Key in your BVN number
  • Proceed to receive OTP (One Time Password) via SMS and or email 
  • You have your payer ID
  • Then reset your password





If you have any difficulty concerning your tax issues, REPLY to this mail and we will surely attend to you.

Thank you.