In order to help its customers meet their tax obligations with ease, FirstBank of Nigeria Plc (FirstBank) has commenced issuance of Federal Inland Revenue Servicesâ€™ e-Tax Card. The card being introduced by the tax authority is a self-service payment channel through which customers can pay their taxes without physically visiting a bank branch.
The e-Tax card is particularly useful for payment of large tax amounts, especially in view of the recent Central Bank of Nigeriaâ€™s policy on issuance of cheques above N10 million. With the FIRS e-card, tax payers will have the option of paying their taxes from the comfort of their offices by simply logging on to the FIRS online portal and following the guidelines.
â€œThe card is essentially a debit card that will be mapped to the account of the tax payer,â€ says FirstBankâ€™s Group Head, Product and Channels, Mr. Francis Shobo, adding that it is safe and convenient as it can only be used for tax payment on the FIRS online portal, and it is tied to the tax payerâ€™s FIRS Tax Identification Number. Tax payers can also verify payments immediately as they will be able to print their e_receipts upon conclusion of the transaction.