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Imo to recover unpaid taxes

19 June 2013, 16:01

Owerri - Imo Government on Wednesday threatened to take all necessary steps to recover unpaid taxes by corporate institutions in the state.

The Accountant-General of the state, Mr George Eche, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri.

According to him, the state government has directed the state Board of Internal Revenue to take necessary steps to recover unpaid taxes by corporate bodies.

He described non-remittance of taxes to government treasury by some organisations as sabotage to the economy.

He said Imo internally-generate revenue (IGR) was on the low side adding that no state could survive in such condition.

Eche said government had numerous projects ongoing but wondered how government could execute such projects without adequate IGR.

"Everybody wants government to perform, but nobody wants to observe his fundamental obligations.

"We will make sure that we take all necessary steps in tackling the matter,” he said.

The Accountant-General said that government was prepared to use force on the defaulters.

 - NAN

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