Tax evasion: Banks, educational institutions among 40 properties sealed by Enugu govt

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By Dennis Agbo, Enugu

Enugu State Internal Revenue Service, ESIRS, has sealed no less than 40 business premises in the state for their inability to comply with taxations.

Chairman of the ESIRS Board, Mr Emeka Odo said the service has pencilled down 3,000 financial, educational and other related institutions and business concerns that would be sealed for failures to remit their taxes.

Odo disclosed that the total revenue his agency hopes to recover was in the excess of N2.5 billion, which he said if recovered will help the state provide more social services to the people.

He said the enforcement followed an order of the State High Court in a motion ex-parte brought pursuant to Order 39(1) of High Courts Rules, Enugu State and Section 104 of Personal Income Tax Act Cap P.8, Laws of the Federation 2011(as Amended).

“We sought “an order restraining the respondent (defaulting companies) for failure to pay its Pay As You Earn  PAYE tax, withholding taxes and development levy.

“An order authorising the applicant to recover the tax due from the sale of such goods, chattels, bonds or other securities distrained upon failure of the respondent to pay the tax due and its cost and charges, incidental to the distress.

“This exercise, which is still ongoing involves the distrainment of a number of commercial establishments, banks and some private institutions who have refused to remit taxes they deducted to the Enugu State government.

“We have also appointed receiver managers over some commercial properties whose owners have refused to pay Land Use Charge to Enugu State government despite repeated reminders. It is expected that over 3,000 properties will be affected by the work of the receiver managers. The total debt to be recovered is over N2.5 billion,” Odo said.

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I think that will prompt them to pay their tax


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Blessing Ed
8 months ago

Other people will learn from this and pay their tax regularly


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Tochukwu Ordu
8 months ago

Nice view


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Ezenyelu Charles
8 months ago

Government policies

 


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Tor Lucy
8 months ago

People should learn from this 


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Enugu governor well-done


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Rabiu Abdullahi
8 months ago

They should pay their taxes


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Kc Paul
8 months ago

Ugwuanyi all the way....


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Emem Joy
8 months ago

Enugu government and properties


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Eze Lydia
8 months ago

Paying tax is very necessary


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Enugu governor is really trying


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Iwu Emmanuel
8 months ago

That's a good move to make theem pay up


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They should pay their tax regularly


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The problem is not paying tax, what is the return it when there is no good infrastructure in the state.


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Ibu Victoria
8 months ago

Great job nice one 


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Sodiq Raji
8 months ago

We will be fine


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Ogidi Joseph
8 months ago

Including the education sector


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Akosa Benedict
8 months ago

Tax Should paid... It contributes to the individual and National growth


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Festus Anthony
8 months ago

People should learn from this event and pay their tax!!!


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Mbata Chimdiadi
8 months ago

Every  body pay ur tax ooo


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