FIRS shuts firms in Lagos, Owerri, P-Harcourt over N735m debt

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LAGOS, MAY 3, 2017 – The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, yesterday, sealed the premises of tax-defaulting companies in Lagos, Owerri and Port Harcourt.

In Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the FIRS enforcement team shut the offices of Fiddil Commercial Company at the Trans-Amadi area of the city over tax liabilities totalling N150,524,655,00, accumulated between 2010 and 2015.

When the FIRS team gained entrance into the premises, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer explained that the company has not been doing business, but had made arrangements to pay before the enforcement team’s arrival.

FIRS officials, however, asked the 12 workers out of the office complex before sealing it.

The team also visited Annajul Rosari Limited, located at 102 Rumuogba Estate, which owes N50,998,582.70.

In Owerri, the offices of Roche Construction Nigeria Limited were shut over failure to pay Company Income Tax, CIT, and Education Tax, EDT, dating back to 2011. The company has a total liability of N218,939,417.29.

Other companies dis-trained included Benkolo Investment Limited, which owes N15, 728, 386. 34; Kolo Industries Nigeria Limited, N14,279,547.32; Frank Gilly Nigeria Limited, N26,892,862.23, and Owerri Hotels, N14,802,846.22. Equally shut was Summer Suites Limited, a hotel which owes N1,985,793.20.

In Lagos, the FIRS closed the premises of Sycamore Consulting Limited, over N59,977,290 debt. The enforcement team also shut Itex Integrated Services, over tax liabilities of N99,390,324; Jallis Construction Company, N81,701,000.

DCSL 90X780

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