Osun seals Oduduwa varsity over unpaid tax

Written by Elvis Boniface

The Osun Internal Revenue Service on Monday sealed off Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, over non-remittance of N173m income tax.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Revenue, Mr. Femi Balogun, led the team to the university, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The university is a private tertiary institution located in Ife North Local Government Area of the state.

Balogun said, “The tax liabilities covered back duty liability from 2006 to 2011 and the enforcement is the last stage of any tax process which is in line with Section 104 sub- section (1) and (2) of personnel income tax act as amended.

“Tax payment is a law and a civic responsibility of all; it is through this effort that the government provides infrastructural development, security and other amenities.

“The Revenue Department will stop at nothing to ensure that every individual performs his civic obligations.’’

He advised the university to “do the needful by paying up its tax liability to avoid further action of prosecution in a court of law.”

“We have commenced the general enforcement on all corporate tax defaulters and within the next few days, the enforcement team will visit all of them.

“We have on our radar corporate institutions like banks owing back duty of withholding tax on bank interest and some other companies that are recalcitrant in fulfilling tax obligations.

“It is important to urge all taxpayers and companies with outstanding tax liabilities to resolve their tax issues to avoid embarrassment,’’ Balogun said.

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