The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) has sealed off the Headquarters of the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company on Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna and other offices over N464.5 million tax liability.
The Board Secretary and Legal Adviser, KADIRS, Ms Aysha Mohammed, told newsmen after the exercise that the offices were sealed for not settling outstanding Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) and Withholding Taxes between 2012 and 2018.
Mohammed explained that apart from withholding tax, Kaduna Electric has been deducting PAYE from staff, but not remitting to KADIRS as required by the law.
“The Headquarters and other sealed offices will remain close until the N464.5 million tax liability is settled,” she said.
“This, therefore, left us with no option than to obtain a Warrant of Authority from the court to seal off the offices.
“This is in line with Section 104(1) and (4) of the Personal Income Tax Amendment Act 2011 and Section 37 subsection (3) and (4) of the Kaduna State Tax Codification and Consolidation Law, 2020,” he said. (NAN)