⁠⁠⁠KWIRS threaten defaulters with imprisonment

MANAGEMENT of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service, (KWIRS) has disclosed that anybody or corporate organization that failed to pay tax in the state stands the risk of imprisonment upon prosecution and conviction by a competent court.

In a statement issued in Ilorin on Wednesday by the Director, Enforcement Legal and Monitoring of the agency, Dr. Isaac Gbenle, said the revenue body would commence the enforcement of relevant tax laws
next month.

According to him, “Enforcement of Road taxes would commence between the first week of November to first week of December. Enforcement of Property and Tenement Enforcement as well as taxes on corporate organization would start in the first week in November to 30th December, 2016.”

He added that KWIRS had put all necessary machineries in place for the enforcement of tax policies warning that failure to comply with the laws will be met with necessary prosecutions.

The director however enjoined all tax payers in the state to check the status of their tax liabilities to ensure that they comply with the true elements of the law and advised the people to seek assistance at
the Tax Payers Advocacy unit of the KWIRS.

He said the agency had, since it took off of its operations last year done assessment of tax potentials after which it embarked on collection and now moving on to the enforcement stage stressing that KWIRS was concerned about informing the people appropriately on the need to pay tax as their civic responsibilities.



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