Iyabo Ojo Complains About Outrageous Tax Bill By Lagos State
Famous Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has been given a seven-day ultimatum by the Lagos State Government to pay N18,640,092.00 as her income tax. Failure to comply could result in her being sent to jail.
In a letter addressed to the actress, the Lagos government accused her of owing N7,376,000.00 in taxes for the year 2022, as well as N11,264,092 in back taxes for the 2021 tax year.
Iyabo Ojo, in response to the letter, criticized the methodology used to calculate the tax bill, considering it to be excessively high. She expressed her dissatisfaction with the situation by sharing a picture of the bill on her Instagram page.
She directed her message to Governor Jide Sanwoolu and the Lagos State Government, questioning the basis for the outrageously high personal income taxes that she receives regularly. She highlighted that despite already paying various taxes for her businesses and property, the additional amount demanded within a seven-day timeframe was unreasonable.
Iyabo Ojo also referred to a previous occasion when she was asked to visit the government office, where she provided an explanation and declaration of her earnings through her tax consultant.
However, her letter received no response, suggesting that the government intended to extract an exorbitant amount of money from her, which she does not possess. She rhetorically asked if she should resort to thievery to comply with their demands. She further questioned the government’s method of determining such exorbitant bills and highlighted the lack of tangible support or benefits she has received from them.
In a defiant tone, she concluded her statement by stating that if the government insists on its course of action, it is welcome to shut down her business, arrest her, imprison her, or even take her life, as everyone will eventually face death.
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