FIRS seals off tax-defaulting companiesFIRS seals up tax defaulters' offices

FIRS seals off tax-defaulting companies

The Federal Inland Service (FIRS) is cracking down on companies that have been defaulting on tax payment by sealing off their premises in Lagos and Ab

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The Federal Inland Service (FIRS) is cracking down on companies that have been defaulting on tax payment by sealing off their premises in Lagos and Abuja.

Mayssa International Limited of 202 Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos was sealed off over N133.8 million in unpaid taxes by a team led by Umar Bukar Gana.

They also sealed Modesty Properties Limited of 255, Muri Okunola Street, for a tax debt of N30.7 million as well as Joza Global Logistics Limited of 8, Ribadu Road Ikoyi which owed N62.4million.

The premises of Globasure Technology Limited of 10, Ashabi Adewale Close, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos was closed down due to N36.5 million in unpaid taxes from 2007 and 2014.

Ace Products and Services of 20, Sanni Ashmiu Close, Awoyaya, Lagos, was sealed for a tax debt of N157.3 million.

An employee of the company refused to open the gates for the tax officials in spite of identifying themselves as FIRS staff.

This refusal to open the gates occurred for 15 minutes, after which policemen attached to the team forcefully opened the gates open for Mr Gana and the premises for the company were sealed off.

In Abuja, the FIRS team leader, Hakimco Automobiles Limited at the city’s Central Business District owing N335, 902 million in debts was sealed by Mrs. Ruth Mandeun and team.

All pleas by the managers and owners of these companies fell on deaf ears and business operations have come to an abrupt end until their tax issues are sorted with the FIRS.

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