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Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by ebosie11(f): 11:41am On Feb 20, 2017
Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue, after obtaining Exparte Orders from the Enugu State High Court, sealed eight banks in the state for refusal to remit Withholding Taxes worth about N1billion into the coffer of the State Government.

Mr. Emeka Odo Chairman(on behalf of Esir),Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue gave reasons why the 8 banks were sealed off.....

Eight banks were this morning sealed by the Enugu State Government for failure to remit about ₦1, 000,000,000.00 (One Billion naira) in taxes to the coffer official the state government.

The state government, through the Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue (ESBIR) on Feburary 6 and 16, 2017, obtained Exparte Orders from the Enugu State High Court to distrain the affected banks. The Board began the enforcement exercise this morning, and I wish to state that it was very successful.

The eight banks are Access Bank PLC, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Skye Bank, Union Bank, Unity Bank, Heritage (Enterprise) Bank, Keystone Bank, and Sterling Bank.

The branches of the affected banks in the State, which are now under lock and key will remain locked until they pay to the state government the taxes they have collected on its behalf.

The government has been encouraging individual tax payers and tax agents to comply voluntarily by paying their taxes promptly. We have reformed the process of remittances of government revenues to make it easy for banks to pay their taxes like other corporate citizens.

In the past one year we have written the affected banks severally and held meetings with them on the subject matter but they would rather hold onto government funds illegally.

The action of the affected banks has been denying the State government of the funds it needs to execute its developmental programmes that would impact positively on the lives of the people.

The eight banks have a combined branch network of 36 branches in Enugu metropolis and the neighbouring towns of Agbani and Ituku Ozalla.

The sealing of the banks is the first phase of the enforcement exercise on major companies and institutions to ensure that they perform their civic obligation to the state government.

We can no longer allow the banks to behave like corporate outlaws, moreso, when it is on record that the Withholding Taxes (WHT) which the state government is demanding that Banks remit to its coffer, have already been deducted by the banks from the interests that they pay on deposits to their customers.

The banks have no business holding onto these taxes they collected on behalf of the government.

The present administration in Enugu State has laid out an ambitious plan to upgrade critical infrastructural facilities in the State. These people-oriented programmes need to be adequately funded urgently, because the state government is in a hurry to deliver on all its campaign promises to the people.

We are all aware that revenue allocation from the Federation Account to the state government has been dwindling. The government expects banks and other financial institutions to join hands with it to harness its internally generated revenues.

In view of the above, we call on the people of the state, especially customers of the affected banks to be calm and see the action as a measure to enable the government serve them better as their monies in the affected banks are safe.

Thank you and God bless.



Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2017/02/enugu-state-board-of-internal-revenue.html

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by ebosie11(f): 11:41am On Feb 20, 2017

Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by ebosie11(f): 11:41am On Feb 20, 2017
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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by SpecialAdviser(m): 11:52am On Feb 20, 2017
That is a very nice one. In fact thank you Mr Ugwuanyi for this. Most dependable governor in Nigeria.

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by olaolulazio(m): 12:27pm On Feb 20, 2017
This is just too good.

I kuku don't use banks, I bank in my kolo(local room bank) and I don't queue to withdrew my cash.

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Nobody: 12:28pm On Feb 20, 2017
I won't say anything lipsrsealed
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Qmerit(m): 12:29pm On Feb 20, 2017
Pay ur tax or dues more developmental infrastructures would be maintain or work on or be on ground, Nigerian banks re robbers in suits. You declare your worth and profits quarterly and to pay tax to the govt who gives the enabling environment for you to strive is a problem. What robbery is more than that! ? To charge customers on every little transaction you don't waste time.

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by verygudbadguy(m): 12:29pm On Feb 20, 2017
Tax evasion is a crime.

The banks should endeavour to pay up immediately. You make money from your services so therefore, you are obligated to the government.

Them sabi how much dem go lose for just one day if dem shut down.

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Nobody: 12:29pm On Feb 20, 2017
Terrible. Some institutions contribute to the crippling of the economy especially the banks with their exorbitant charges, rates, interests etc. all in a bid to maximize profit and shortchange the populace

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Wiseandtrue(f): 12:29pm On Feb 20, 2017
The branches of the affected banks in the State, which are now under lock and key will remain locked until they pay to the state government the taxes they have collected on its behalf.

Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by uchedaniels22: 12:30pm On Feb 20, 2017
SpecialAdviser:
That is a very nice one. In fact thank you Mr Ugwuanyi for this. Most dependable governor in Nigeria.
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by zanebaddo(m): 12:30pm On Feb 20, 2017
Its been long i appeared on front page





Its me zanebaddo and i want to make an uncommon sense
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Eibams60(m): 12:30pm On Feb 20, 2017
I was thinking is only footballers dat don't use to pay tax. kudos to diz movement

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by kenny905(m): 12:30pm On Feb 20, 2017
odukwarisky
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Mmadu111: 12:31pm On Feb 20, 2017
This is lovely....to charge customers na 100% , to pay taxes and levies to govt. 0.00% . Banks be dey steal for centuries.

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Richy4(m): 12:32pm On Feb 20, 2017
That first pic... they sealed it while people were inside grin
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by theway83: 12:32pm On Feb 20, 2017
please, I want to return money to the bank.
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by chimah3(m): 12:32pm On Feb 20, 2017
everybody is vexing!!!
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by senator2b: 12:32pm On Feb 20, 2017
Wow this is serious....... no thanks to the economic recesssion
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by viqueta(m): 12:34pm On Feb 20, 2017
so they will collect taxes on behalf of the govt and fail to remit them, this is also corruption, EFCC should come in

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by mayorkyzo: 12:36pm On Feb 20, 2017
All these banks are corporate robbers...

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Chibydinho(m): 12:37pm On Feb 20, 2017
I know Union Bank must be there!!!!

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Nobody: 12:37pm On Feb 20, 2017
Mumu banks

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by OBAGADAFFI: 12:38pm On Feb 20, 2017
Are all the Banks branch affected ?

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Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Shegzy8(m): 12:38pm On Feb 20, 2017
Most dependable? not even in south east my brother
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by theway83: 12:39pm On Feb 20, 2017
like or share one out the two?
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by blaise00700(m): 12:40pm On Feb 20, 2017
Lolzzz, any tree Bank that does not yield friut was be cut off grin
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Nobody: 12:41pm On Feb 20, 2017
Tazmode:
Terrible. Some institutions contribute to the crippling of the economy especially the banks with their exorbitant charges, rates, interests etc. all in a bid to maximize profit and shortchange the populace
how much are the banks making that they want to cripple them, I billion indeed, they can close down the banks now shey na the buildings go generate jumbo pay..yeye
Re: Enugu Government Seals 8 Banks For Failing To Remit N1bn To The Govt by Nobody: 12:43pm On Feb 20, 2017
when they say create enabling environment,mvmvs in government think it doesnt affect them, let the govt think of new ways of generating income not overtaxing, later they will seek bailout funds

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