FIRS Shuts Tax Defaulting Firms in Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt
A multi-billion naira company, African Textile Management Limited was among four companies that were sealed up by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) in Kano for non-payment of tax liabilities totaling N130.5 million during an enforcement exercise.
Other companies affected include Dumma Company Limited, situated at NNPC Depot, Taura Road, Hotoro Quarters, which owes N24.4 million in Company Income Tax; Dennis Auto Supply Company Limited with a tax debt of N62.6 million and A.Y and B Nigeria Limited, a construction firm in Abuja with its branch office in Kano. The company is indebted to the tune of N29.9 million.
On Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the FIRS enforcement team sealed the premises of Halden Nigerian Limited, located in Trans-Amadi Layout; Steve Integrated Technical Services Limited, Oil Field Services, Engineering and Equipment Leasing and Stemco Limited at Woji Road, GRA. The companies have tax debt profiles of N197.6million, N297.4million and N131.7 million respectively. Leader of the FIRS team, Mrs. Anita Erinne, told officials of the three companies that their tax obligations must be met before their premises would be reopened.
Also on Tuesday, an FIRS team, led by Mrs. Ruth Mandeun, sealed-off Interior Specifics, located at Plot 697, Amodu Tijani Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, over a tax debt of N17.125 million. Equally sealed were MP Engineering Contractors and Swiss Trade Limited, which owe N79.324 million and N11.099 million respectively.
On Monday, the service sealed Crown Realities, located at 3A, Lalupon Close in Ikoyi a tax debt of N86.3 million. The team also sealed-off Mega Equities Limited at 4A, Force Road, Onikan, Lagos. The FIRS said the company owes N144.9, a figure disputed by a member of staff of the company. Also in Lagos, the FIRS sealed Medplus Ph.