N1.8 billion tax liability: Plateau Revenue Service drags JEDC to Appeal Tribunal

The administration of the Plateau State Inner Income Service (PSIRS) has dragged the Jos Electrical energy Distribution Firm (JEDC) to the Tax Attraction Tribunal sitting in Jos, the state capital, over a tax legal responsibility as much as the tune of N1.8 billion.

The case was talked about on the sitting of the Tribunal, however needed to be adjourned as defence counsel reminded the Tribunal that the 30 days allowed for filling of reply has not been exhausted.

Though, the appellant’s Counsel was prepared, the court docket needed to enable room for submitting of reply by the respondent in accordance with the court docket guidelines and procedures.

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DAILY POST recollects that Plateau State Inner Income Service had filed an attraction on the Tribunal, claiming that the Jos Electrical energy Distribution Firm (JEDC) is in default of its tax obligation to the tune of N1.8 billion.

The appellant claimed it has adopted all of the laid down processes to get JEDC offset its gathered tax legal responsibility however that the defendant did not pay.

Breakdown of the gathered sum confirmed that the defendant is owing PAYE of N840 million, Growth levy on payroll amounting to N1million, withholding tax of N50.7million.

The appellant additionally claimed that 10% of the tax legal responsibility in addition to 21% curiosity brings the full of the legal responsibility to N1.8 billion.

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The appellant, subsequently, prayed the court docket to compel the respondent to pay the aforementioned sum being the tax legal responsibility that gathered between a interval of 2015 and 2016.

Nevertheless, after the arguments of each counsels on whether or not to go forward with the listening to of the attraction or not; chairman of the Tribunal, Hon. Richard Umar Bala, stated, “I hereby adjourned the case to the twenty fourth of Might, 2021 for listening to.

“It’s the expectation of the Tribunal that the defence council would have stuffed its reply accordingly”, he maintained.

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