FIRS shuts Alliance And General Insurance over N2.4bn tax debt


The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, on Thursday, sealed the headquarters of Alliance and General Insurance Company in Lagos, Delta Transport Service and Grand Hotels in Asaba over accumulated tax debts.

Alliance and General Insurance, which has its headquarters at 12 Abibu Oki Street, off Marina, Lagos, was sealed by an FIRS enforcement team over its Company Income Tax debt of N2, 413, 055, 386.69.

The team also shut MYD Telecoms Company Limited at 26 Ajasa Street, Onikan, Lagos, which owes N26, 247, 856.50. Equally affected was Brick and Cable Limited at 53 Lawson Street, Lagos Island. The company has tax liabilities, made up of Value Added Tax and Company Income Tax, of N155, 460, 310.22.

In Asaba, capital of Delta State, the FIRS team sealed the offices of the Delta Transport Service Limited and Grand Hotels Limited.

Ruth Mandeun, leader of the enforcement team, said the companies ignored notices sent to them and failed to take advantage of the one-month window offered the FIRS.

Delta Transport Service owes N243, 146, 108, while Grand Hotels Limited has liabilities of N14, 402, 762. 75.

In Owerri, Imo State, the FIRS shut Macol Construction Company Limited over its tax debt of N2, 938, 069. 37, First Eye Resources Nigeria Limited, which owes N6, 844, 099.46 and Boko Nigeria Limited, indebted to the tune of N250, 000.

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