Ondo government seals Nigeria’s ‘biggest careers company’, others for tax evasion

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The Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) on Tuesday sealed three businesses in Ore, Odigbo local government area of ​​the state, for unpaid taxes.

Speaking after sealing the companies, Adebayo Ogunsuyi, head of the legal department of ODIRS, said individuals and companies were legally obliged to pay taxes to the government.

Mr Ogunsuyi said the agency was acting on the May 18 order of the State High Court, issued by Chief Justice Judge Williams Akintoroye, which authorized it to seal companies in error.

The companies involved were Woda Mountain Investment Ltd (a quarry business), Ajiwogbo Sawmill and Optimal Energy petrol station.

Mr. Ogunsuyi noted that Woda Quarry Company, which is one of the largest quarrying companies in the country, owes the state government 217 million naira and has refused to pay till date despite the efforts of the state government. revenue agency.

He added that the companies had received two formal notices by the ODIRS but had not been honored, which led to the court order sealing the defaulting companies.

He revealed that the enforcement exercise would be carried out across the state. “The law states that one can be executed on the basis of a court order for non-payment of tax.

“And that the defaulters concerned will have to go to the office of the ODIRS to settle their tax payable and, subsequently, go to court to lift the court order.

“ODIRS is taking an aggressive approach to ensure that all taxes are collected to help the state carry out its development projects for the benefit of the people,” he said.

(NOPE)


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