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Drama as FIRS shuts companies over N458m tax debts

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Drama as FIRS shuts companies over N458m tax debts

The FIRS enforcement, led by Mr. Umar Bukar Gana, visited the premises of Ace Merchandise and Companies located at 20, Sanni Ashmiu Shut, Awoyaya, Lagos, which has a tax debt of N157.three million.

Nonetheless, workers of the corporate refused to open the gates for the officers, regardless of correctly figuring out themselves as FIRS workers. The refusal to open the gates lasted about 15 minutes, after which policemen connected to the group compelled the gates open for Gana to order firm workers out of the premises for the corporate to be sealed.

The group additionally visited Globasure Know-how Restricted at 10, Ashabi Adewale Shut, Lekki Section 1, Lagos. The corporate is indebted to the tune of N36.5 million, gathered between 2007 and 2014 evaluation years.

The corporate’s Managing Director admitted that the organisation was owing, however an unspecified quantity he claimed was beneath what the FIRS stated it was owing. He appealed to the group for extra time, blaming the failure to pay on the cruel financial state of affairs within the nation. His plea was, nevertheless, ignored and the corporate was shut.

On Tuesday, the FIRS had sealed Diplomat Resort situated at 1, Shonnyway, Shonibare Property, Maryland, Lagos, which is owing N35.1 million, gathered over the past 4 years. The resort’s Buyer Care Supervisor stated they had been “involved concerning the debt”.

The identical day, the group closed the premises of Island Energy Restricted, an influence producing agency owing N132.5 million from 2012 to 2014. The corporate’s administrative division was shut, leaving the ability plant due to the important service it supplies. However at Conservative Estimate Restricted, located at 15, Fatai Irawo Method, Papa Ajao, Lagos, they met the premises underneath lock and key, because it allegedly relocated 4 months again.

The warrant of distraint confirmed that the corporate is owing N15.eight million.

In Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the FIRS group, led by Mrs. Anita Erinne, additionally on Tuesday, shut the premises of Common Insurance coverage, which has a tax debt of N82.1 million. Additionally shut had been the premises of Groundscan Companies Restricted, which is indebted to the tune of N22.6 million.

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