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Tax evasion: Lagos govt seals off 23 companies

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The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service sealed off 23 companies in January over the non-remittance of N326.6 million personal income taxes of workers.

According to the Head of Distrain Unit of LIRS, Mrs Folasade Coker-Afolayan, the taxes were the personal income taxes for a period of one year to six years.

She restated that tax payment was a civic responsibility of every citizen, adding that the proceeds were being used by the government to provide infrastructure.

“Tax is a major source of government revenue. It enables it to provide infrastructure and improve the citizens’ standard of living,’’ she said.

She noted further  that LIRS would continue to sanction tax defaulters and advised companies to remit taxes promptly to avoid embarrassment adding that it was a criminal offence to break government’s seals on sealed companies.

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