Tax evasion: the Ondo tax agency unseals 7 companies after compliance
1 On Friday, the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) unsealed seven commercial premises
which he previously sealed on tax debts.
2 News Agency of Nigeria reports that, in line with a recent court judgment, the ODIRS on Tuesday sealed 18 businesses across the state due to failure to pay tax.
3 ODIRS Deputy Head of Legal Department, Gregory Afuwape, told NAN in Akure after the company was opened by the agency, that the companies have paid their tax debts.
4 Afuwape urged companies in the state to always comply and play their tax obligations so that the state can grow.
5 He said the agency would not relax its efforts to collect all debts owed to the state by companies and individuals for the continued development of the state.
6 “We have opened seven commercial premises to date; they paid their debts.
seven “So, therefore, the authorities of the Ondo State Revenue Service have ordered that we return and unseal the premises for the owners, that is why we are here.
8 “Eighteen business premises have been locked down, based on a court order, and enforcement continues into next week and the exercise is taking place across the state.
9 “Our message to business premises is that they should come and pay their tax, and that is for the betterment of the state and not for any individual,” he said.
ten Afuwape said the exercise would continue into next week, saying the state was “not being mean to any business” but to generate revenue for the development of the state.
11 NAN reports that the agency had embarked on a revenue campaign to collect debts owed by companies operating in the state.