LIRS Company Registration in Lagos State

LIRS Company Registration in Lagos State

August 04, 2022

A company is required to register for taxes in Nigeria, also individuals, employees, partnerships, and communities pay personal income tax in Nigeria. Personal Income tax is payable to the relevant tax authority. Tax residents in Lagos State usually pay tax to the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS). The taxes and other levies payable to LIRS include PAYE tax, withholding tax, business premises levy, development levy. We will however, focus on how to register for tax with the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service. To register your company or business the following steps would be taken:

  1. Search for the nearest LIRS office using the addresses on
  2. An official application for PAYE tax registration including the response to LIRS questionnaire
  3. A copy of the following documents:
  1. For companies – Memorandum and Articles of Association, Certificate of Incorporation, and Form CAC 1.1 (Status report). Formerly, Form CAC 7 (Particulars of the Company’s Directors) and CAC 2 (Statement of share capital and return of allotment of shares).
  2. For enterprises – Business Name Registration Certificate and Form 1.1. Formerly, Form CAC 7.
  3. Utility bill
  4. Rent agreement
  5. Tax clearance of the directors
  6. Staff payroll
  7. Evidence of payment for development levy
  8. After registration, LIRS will issue a taxpayer ID and the details for remitting tax.

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618 Bees can quickly and easily help you register your business with the LIRS for taxes. Log on to our website or email, or give us a call on +2349017190079. 618 Bees will complete your application with the Lagos State Inland Revenue Service.


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Frequently Asked

  • Why must I file Annual Returns?

    It is a mandatory statutory requirement under the Companies and Allied Matters Act to file Annual Returns yearly. 

  • What is the first thing I must do to register a business in Nigeria?

    To register a business in Nigeria; you would need to conduct a name search of the business. You can achieve this using your CAC-CRP account.

  • What is an execution clause in a contract?

    This is the section in which the parties sign the contract or agreement.

  • When can I start renewal of the registration of my product(s) with NAFDAC?

    You can start renewal 6 months to the date of expiry.

  • What is classified as personal data?

    Name, photograph, personal health/bio information, account/financial information, phone number, Address, date of birth, place of birth, Email address, etc.

  • What is a copyright?

    Copyright is the exclusive legal right given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorise others to do the same.

  • What are the product categories available when registering with NAFDAC?

    The product categories include: Food, Cosmetics, Drug, Medical Device, Agro-Chemicals & Pesticide, Veterinary Products, Vaccines & Biologicals, Herbal and Nutraceuticals and Water

  • How many directors do I need to start a company?

    A minimum number of one (1) adult director is required to form a company.

  • Does a trademark search automatically reserve my trademark name?

    No, a trademark search does not automatically reserve that which is sought to be trademarked. A search ascertains whether that which is sought to be trademarked is available or violates any existing trademark.

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