Edo warns government agencies, others against tax default



State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), has called on the federal, state government’s agencies and multinational companies in the state be tax compliant prevent  being sanctioned for tax default.

EIRS’s Income Tax Executive Director, Mr Felix Isuku, made the call when he visited the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Terminal in Ologbo and the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) both in

This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Benin EIRS’s Head, Corporate Communication, Mr Eboigbe Courage.

Isuku spoke at the wrap of a two-day visit both organisations.

Isuku said: “The visit was ensure both  organisations and others operating in  are in compliance with tax laws, as they are legally bound so do.

“ Just as there are rewards for compliance, there are also sanctions,”

Isuku reiterated the need for all organisations to ensure they registered with the EIRS, deduct and remit Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE), Withholding taxes,  pay haulage fees, among others.

He stressed the need for organisations and multinationals in Edo to play their part towards achieving the of making Edo again.

In a on behalf of the companies, NBC’s Plant , Mr Irene Okpode, appreciated the EIRS team for the visit.

He said the companies would maintain the smooth working relationship with the Service and sustain compliance with the tax laws.(NAN)