Kaduna State’s Internal Revenue Service seals hotels and hospitals against taxes

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By Philippe Yataï
Kaduna, July 1, 2021 The Kaduna State Tax Service (KADIRS) on Thursday sealed three hotels and a hospital for more than N22.2 million in tax debts.
The affected hotels are Castle De-White House Hotel, Kwato Road, N12.12 million, Toptel Hotel, N2.8 million and Erisort Hotel, N345.471, all on Kigo Road, Kaduna.
In addition, the ALBA clinic and medical center, Constitution Road, were closed for not paying 7.0 million naira in tax.
Ms. Aisha Mohammed, legal advisor and secretary of the board of directors of KADIRS, told reporters after the exercise that the service obtained a court order to seal the hotels and hospital for default.
Mohammed said the action complied with the provisions of section 104 (3) and (4) of the Personal Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2011 and section 37 (3). and (4) tax codification and consolidation in Kaduna State. Law of 2020, as amended.
According to her, the tax charges are based on the assessment from 2012 to 2018, adding that the Service served them several notices but they refused to oblige.
“We had no choice but to go to court and get the order to close the offices and recover the tax owed to the state,” she said.
The legal advisor warned other business operators in the state to settle their unpaid tax debts or suffer the same fate.


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