El-Rufai Drags ABU, KadPoly To Court Over N9.50bn Un-Remitted Taxes.
Kaduna State Government, through its Board of Internal Revenue, has taken two federal government institutions domiciled in the state,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Kaduna Polytechnic, over failure to remit N9.50bn taxes due for the state.
Presenting the case before the North West Zone of the Tax Appeal Tribunal on Wednesday,
the State board of internal revenue said it is dragging ABU for unremitted Pay-As-You-Earn and withholding taxes, totaling N6.16bn.
According to the board, the amount was for all the taxes due for the Kaduna State government, but were unremitted, between 2007 and 2012.
The tribunal, which has just been newly reconstituted, with Umaru M. Adamu as Chairman, also attended to tax issues against Kaduna Polytechnic,
brought before it for unremitted personal income taxes and withholding taxes, for the period, 2007 and 2012, totalling N3.34bn.
Similarly, the Kano state Board of Inland Revenue will on Thursday, take before the tribunal,
appeals to determine whether they were entitled to recover from the National Orthopedic and another, the sum of N18.6m.
The amount is also for withholding and PAYE taxes, due for the 2011 and 2012 year of assessment.
Bayero University Kano, alongside the Hon Minister of Education and the Hon Minister of Finance,
were also brought before the tribunal with respect to withholding taxes and PAYE taxes, for 2004, to 2009 year of assessment, in the sum of N1.82bn.
The Tax Appeal Tribunal was established pursuant to Section 59 (I) and the Fifth Schedule of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, 2007.
It was specifically set up to adjudicate on all disputes arising from operations of the Companies Income Tax Act,
Petroleum Profit Tax Act, Capital Gains Tax Act, Stamp Duties Act, Value Added Tax, Taxes and Levies among others.
The tribunal, which was inaugurated by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on November 5 had about 209 cases that are pending at the various Tax Appeal Tribunals across the country.
The monetary value of 209 pending cases across the six geo-political zones of the Tax Appeal Tribunal is $18.80bn, N205.65bn and €0.821m based on figures provide by the ministry of finance.