The Enugu State Internal Revenue Service, in compliance with court orders, on Friday, carried out distrainment of some commercial banks, hotels, schools and other properties in the state for refusal of their owners to pay withholding taxes, PAYE tax, Land Use Charge and other development levy to the state government.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the exercise, the chairman of the agency, Mr. Emeka Odo, disclosed that over 3,000 properties across the state owe the state government various degrees of taxes despite repeated reminders for them to pay.
Odo who added that the total debt to be recovered was over N2.5 billion, regretted that “the affected commercial establishments and some private institutions have refused to remit taxes they deducted, to the Enugu State government.”
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The chairman further disclosed that 37 institutions were affected in the year-end enforcement on…