The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), on Thursday, sealed the offices of two tax-defaulting companies in Kano over tax liabilities. The affected companies are Standard Plastic Nigeria Limited, located in the Bompai area of the city, and Triumph Publishing Company, which is owned by the Kano State government.
According to the FIRS enforcement team leader, Mr. Chinazor Edeh, the two companies had previously received letters notifying them of their tax liabilities and urging them to pay.
“What we have come to implement today is the directive of the FIRS chairman; and the order is that you pay immediately or vacate the premises. Any of them who wishes to pay would be given the chance, but if they cannot pay the money now, the companies must be sealed,” Edeh said.
Standard Plastic Nigeria Limited owes N3, 989, 180.48 million of Education Tax for 2011.
Triumph Publishing Company, publishers of Daily Triumph and Weekend Triumph owes FIRS N6. 5million in Withholding Tax for the year 2013.
Edeh advised companies in Kano to ensure prompt payment of all their taxes to avoid embarrassment.