FIRS names Obasanjo farms, Davido Music, Omisore’s firm, others as tax defaulters

FIRS has distributed names of organizations that have neglected to consent to their duty commitments known as Tax obligation.
The list which comprise a sum of 1901 records was distributed on the FIRS site with the title Consolidated Tax Defaulters list.

The list incorporates firms and businesses of prominent Nigerians including previous President Olusegun Obasanjo The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has distributed names of 19,901 individuals and associations, who default on tax payments in Nigeria. The rundown incorporates firms and organizations of unmistakable Nigerians including previous President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senator Iyiola Omisore and ace musician, David Adeleke also known as Davido. Other prominent organisations in the list are Coldstone Creamery Limited (Yaba); Grand Square Supermarket and Stores Ltd; Open Heavens Bliss Enterprises; and God is Good Motors.

Others on the rundown of defaulters incorporate Tiger Foods Limited; Slot Enterprises; Payporte Technology Limited; Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Limited; Erisco Foods Limited, Hubmart Stores Limited and United Capital Plc.

The organization said it had claimed the ledgers of the bank accounts of the tax defaulters, adding that the accounts would be under its possession until they regularize their duty status. The administration had before informed organizations which had their financial balances put under Lien bythe Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) pursuant to Section 31 of the FIRSE Act, that are yet to regularize their tax status with the FIRS, to do so within 30 days or the FIRS shall in accordance with Section 49 (2) (a- d) of the FIRSE Act proceed and enforce the payment of the said tax. “For the avoidance of doubt, the above section authorises the FIRS to proceed against and punish every officer, manager, director, secretary or any person concerned with the management of the company in like manner as if he/she had committed the offence,” it added. Meanwhile, the presidency, on Monday, August 19, had explained that the government was not investigating the chairman of FIRS, Babatunde Fowler

It disclosed that the letter to Fowler from Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari, just raised worries over the negative keep running of the expense income gathering as of late. In an announcement by Garba Shehu, presidential representative,the presidency said taking a cue from the presentation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential retreat for ministers-designate, federal permanent secretaries and top government functionaries, projected revenue of government falls behind repetitive use even without having calculated in capital consumption.