FIRS shuts two firms over N884 million tax debt

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The enforcement team of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), yesterday, shut the premises of AOP Logistics Limited, at Breweries new site area, Ibadan.

The firm has a tax debt profile of N863, 188,498.00. The enforcement team leader said the premises of the firm will not be re-opened until it pays up it tax debt accumulated between 2007 and 2011.

A senior staff at the haulage firm, who refused to disclose his name, said the firm had been making some tax payments to the FIRS. He, however, failed to provide prove of such payments.

The FIRS team was also at Markfina International Limited at Kilometre 9, Kulodi, New Ife Road, Ibadan. The staffers of the firm, which is owing N21, 183, 020.95, were ordered out of the premises.

Mr. Ayodele Oluwalekan, a management staff of the frm, told the FIRS team that the firm has not been able to pay what is owes because it stopped operations for a while, an explanation that did not impress the FIRS team leader, who ordered the premises sealed.

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