KW-IRS Announces New Enforcement Drive and Warns Tax Defaulters of Penalties Including the Risk of Bench Warrant and Imprisonment

Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) has inaugurated a team to comb the 16 Local Government Areas of the State for enforcement of tax payment, with warnings that defaulters risk various categories of penalties including imprisonment.

For the growth and provision of social services, security, good health system, the Service is calling on all tax payers to fulfill their obligations to the state. Play your part, pay your Tax.

Beginning from 1st November, 2016, the Enforcement, Legal & Monitoring directorates headed by Dr Isaac Toyin Gbenle will embark on serious enforcement activities across the state using the schedule below:

  • 1st week in November, 2016- 1st week in December, 2016 (Road Taxes Enforcement)
  • 2nd week in November, 2016- 2nd week in December, 2016 (Property & Tenement Enforcement)
  • 1st week in November, 2016- 30th December, 2016 (Enforcement on Corporate Organizations)

The Director of Enforcement, Legal & Monitoring, Dr Isaac Gbenle stated this at a press release following the Enforcement committee meeting held on the 12th October, 2016 at the Corporate office of KW-IRS. He stated that, beginning from 1st of November, 2016 KW-IRS will embark on aggressive enforcement of payment of Taxes, Fines and Levies, warning that defaulters risk serious prosecution.

Dr Toyin Gbenle, stated that the KW-IRS has put all necessary machineries in place to enforce our tax policies and warned that failure to comply with the tax regulations will be met with necessary prosecution and prosecution

He therefore enjoined all eligible tax payers in the state to check the status of their tax liabilities, ensure they comply with the true elements of the law, and seek assistance via the newly implemented Tax Payers Advocacy unit in Enforcement, Legal & Monitoring Directorate of KW-IRS for assistance where needed.



Dr. Isaac T.Gbenle

Director, Enforcement, Legal & Monitoring


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