High Court of Justice Orders NISPRI to Pay N44.2m

The Kwara State High Court on 22nd March 2017 ordered the Nigerian Stored Product and Research Institute (NISPRI) to pay the sum of Forty Four Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N44.2m) only as back duty.

This was passed as judgement in the case of the Kwara State Board of Internal Revenue (KBIR) against NISPRI. This case had been filed by the KBIR over four (4) years ago based on the established liabilities such as Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE), Withholding Tax, Development Levy, and Water Rate. These are all items for which the organisation, NISPRI is obligated by law to deduct from employees, contractors, etc. and remit to the Board appropriately. When deductions are made but not remitted, then this becomes a liability for the organisation.

The actual liability of NISPRI established by the Board which covers the audit period was Fifty Six Million Naira (N56m). The Court however passed N44.2m which is the established undisputed liability. Further order was also made directing the defendant, NISPRI to pay 10% interest on the judgement sum from the day of judgement, 22nd March 2017 until the judgement debt is finally liquidated.

2017 Hajj Online Application Is Closed

This is to bring to the notice of the public that the 2017 Hajj Online Application which commenced a couple of months ago is now closed.

We wish all successful applicants a great screening exercise.

God bless you.

Pay Your Land Charge and Tenement Rate within 30 Days of Notice and Enjoy 10% Discount

When you possess a piece of land, you pay land charge only. When you erect a structure on the land, you pay tenement rate on the portion used.

Indeed, the benefits emanating from those payments are numerous. Therefore, if you pay your dues in time, the government will provide better roads and other infrastructures that will make life more conducive in your environment. Remember that you can also get 10% discount when you pay within 30 days of notice.

You can make payments into the KW-IRS account at any commercial bank or through its online platform by visiting www.quickteller.com/Kwirs.

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Disclaimer: KW-IRS Has Not Imposed New Tax On Corporate Organisations

There have been several matters of conjectures and deliberate misinformation about the relocation of Tuyil Pharmaceutical Industry and some other corporate bodies from Kwara State owing to high taxes by Kwara State Government; emanating from preconceived and erroneous notions of some segments of the public who portray themselves as armchair critics of the Government. Such segments have also been known to be typically resentful about the establishment of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) since they no longer have other means to execute their dubious plans like they used to do in the previous past. Here is the response of the KW-IRS’ Director, Administration and Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Adenike Babajamu on a social media platform called Kwara Consultative Forum.

According to her, “With due respect and to set the records straight, we must as a matter of fact verify rumours and confirm the source of all information. I work with the new Revenue Agency and I want to confirm in very strong language that no new tax has been imposed on Tuyil Pharmaceutical Industry nor any corporate body in Kwara State. We have a very cordial relationship with the Managing Director, Tuyil Pharmaceuticals and if you visit the company’s office, you will see new structures under construction. A company leaving town because of tax burden will not invest in the same company. As for Coca-Cola leaving town because of tax, this also is false.

The objectives of KW-IRS is clearly spelt out by our vision which is “To mobilise revenue for the strategic development of Kwara State”. Yes, I agree that we had and still have unresolved issues in the State but must we continue to watch? The answer is no. Our mandate is to stimulate voluntary compliance and block all leakages which were peculiar to previous tax collection process. This, we started earlier this year and I make bold to say that we have in the first six months made progress.

The effect may not be as fast as everyone would want but in a short while, will be seen by all. A few days from now, contractors will be returning to sites on all pending projects. Talking about the bad state of our roads as a result of people depositing refuse into drainage, we started environmental sensitisation and sanitation exercise last Saturday on Tanke Road. Just last month the new Infrastructure Fund Committee was inaugurated by the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji (Dr.) AbdulFatah Ahmed, and definitely IGR will begin to fund infrastructure development in the State.

Let us believe in our State and believe in the Change process by first being the change we want to see”.