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LIRS warns against attack on tax officers

24 May 2013, 16:52

Lagos- Folasade Coker-Afolayan, the Head of Distrain Unit, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), on Friday warned taxpayers against assaulting tax officers on official duties.

Coker-Afolayan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the service would no longer tolerate attacks on its officers on lawful duties.

She said that culprits would henceforth be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

Coker-Afolayan, who led the enforcement team, described the development as uncivilised, saying that such actions were slowing down the team’s operations.

She said that nine firms were sealed in the last two days for failure to remit taxes.

Coker-Afolayan explained that three of the companies were shut on Tuesday with total tax liabilities of N43.8 million.

She said that another six were sealed on Wednesday for failure to remit N29.3 million personal income taxes of workers to the state government.

The tax officer advised companies operating in the state to remit their taxes promptly to avoid being  sealed.



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