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Kaduna, Kano revenue boards drag FG agencies before Tribunal


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Kaduna and Kano State governments, through its Boards of Internal Revenue, have taken some Federal Government agencies to the North West Zone of the Tax Appeal Tribunal in Kaduna for failure to remit taxes.

Kaduna State board of internal revenue dragged Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria before the tribunal for unremitted PAYE (Pay as you earn) and withholding taxes, totaling N6, 169,774,658.01, due to Kaduna State between 2007 and 2012.

The tribunal, recently reconstituted, with Umaru M. Adamu as Chairman, Abubakar Gwandu Sameerah, Bayero A.S Mohammed, Dr. Ahmed Kumshe, Isa Kabir Dandago, as Commissioners, also attended to tax issues against Kaduna Polytechnic, for unremitted personal income taxes and withholding taxes for 2007 to 2012 totaling N3, 346,864,461.06.

Also, Kano State Board of Inland Revenue brought before the tribunal appeals to determine whether it was entitled to recover from the National orthopaedic and another, the sum of N18, 672,474,25 being withholding and PAYE taxes, due for 2011 and 2012.

Bayero University Kano, alongside Minister of Education and Minister of Finance, were also brought before the tribunal with respect to withholding taxes and PAYE taxes for 2004 to 2009 in the sum of N1, 829,842,076.96.

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