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Public officers to be sanctioned over tax clearance

03 November 2014, 20:34

Abuja - The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said that it would arrest and prosecute any public officer involved in the issuance of fake tax clearance certificates.

A statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Folu Olamiti, the ICPC Spokesperson, warned businessmen and women against patronising touts for tax clearance certificates.

The statement stressed that the use of forged or fake Tax Clearance Certificates (TCC) and Audit Reports to apply for contracts was a punishable offence.

Also read: Lagos recovers millions from tax defaulters

It reiterated the commission’s commitment to ensuring that public officers who abused their offices, were brought to book in accordance with the provisions of the ICPC Act 2000.

"ICPC has commenced investigation into the procurement of tax clearance certificates and audit reports by several companies, to ensure that those bidding for contracts are not tax evaders.

"Subsequently, the commission is prosecuting tax-related cases in courts, especially those cutting corners to win contracts.

"Section 25 sub-section (1) (a) empowered ICPC to investigate and prosecute anybody, corporate or individual, for making statement which is false or intended to mislead a public official,” it said

It urged tax assessors, corporate and private citizens to be wary of procuring and presenting forged or corruptly-assessed Tax Clearance Certificates and Audit Reports.

-  NAN

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