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Oyo to prosecute tax defaulters from next week

Tax defaulters in Oyo State Internal Revenue Service (OYIRS) has vowed to  prosecute tax evaders and offenders, from Wednesday, August 17.

Its Special Adviser, Biyi Oloko and Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Toye Arulogun gave the warning yesterday while addressing reporters in Ibadan, the state capital.

He added that the board has inaugurated a team to tour the 33 local governments for enforcement of tax payment, with a warning that defaulters risk jail terms, fines or both.

The special adviser noted that for growth in education, health and other social services to be sustained, the citizenry must support the government’s revenue generation drive through payment of taxes and levies.

Oloko said:” The OYIRS has now put in place a databank on tax defaulters and is now embarking on an enforcement and prosecution drive that will take full advantage of the provisions of the tax laws to apprehend and prosecute tax defaulters.

The Nation, August 12

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