Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDRIS) has said that it has obtained a court order to seal off the premises of Kaduna Electric and five other companies over failure to pay tax amounting to N216,367,453.64.
The Executive Chairman of KDIRS, Muktar Ahmed, made this known during a press briefing on Saturday in Kaduna and explained that Kaduna Electric Distribution Company premises, known as Electricity House, No 1-2, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, would be sealed off for not settling outstanding Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax liability to the tune of N210.6 million.
Also to be sealed is Rosehill Luxury Ltd known as Deluxe Suite at No 3, Ali Akilu Road, Kaduna for equally not settling N2,181,888.32 PAYE tax liability from 2011 to 2016, Katsina Ventures Petroleum at Marabar Jos, Zaria Road Kaduna, belonging to one Alh. Nuhu Katsina, for not settling N905, 608.56 outstanding tax assessment for 2012 to 2015.
Others are Value Oil Petroleum at Nnamdi Azikiwe Way, Kaduna, belonging to one Alh. Abdullahi Adams, for also not settling N905, 608.56 outstanding tax assessment for 2012 to 2015.
Similarly, Mashasha Petroleum also at Nnamdi Azikiwe Way, Kaduna, belonging to one Alh. Mohammed Danlami, would equally be sealed, for not settling N905, 608.56 outstanding tax assessment for 2012 to 2015.
Another company belonging to one Alh. Abubakar Sidi, Sidi Global Petrol at Zaria, would also be sealed by the service for not settling N800,000 outstanding tax assessment for 2012 to 2015.
He said, the service has liaise with all relevant stakeholders to seal the premises of the affected companies by next week.
He said that the state would no longer tolerate this negative culture on not paying tax.
“Currently, tax payers are owing the state government N5 billion tax areas. We would use all legal means at our disposal to ensure that all unremitted tax are paid.
“We have over 50 tax related ongoing cases at various courts in the state and any one who fails to pay his tax as at when due would be prosecuted, “the chairman said.
It would be recalls that KDIRS had recently threatened to seal all banks operating in the state which failed to pay its communication mast and Signage fees as required by law.
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