A tax appeal tribunal (TAT) sitting in Lagos has ordered African’s biggest cable television services provider, Multichoice Nigeria Limited to pay 50 percent of its N1.8 trillion to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) over alleged tax evasion.
The five-member TAT led by its chairman, Professor A. B. Ahmed, issued the order following an application to it by the counsel to FIRS.
FIRS spokesperson, Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
According to FIRS, Multichoice Nigeria Limited had failed to pay the government of Nigeria taxes worth N1.8 trillion.
However during the hearing, Multichoice through its Counsel, Bidemi Olumide, ask the tribunal for an adjournment of the proceedings to enable it to respond to the FIRS’ formal application.
TAT adjourned the Appeal to 23 September 2021 for the continuation of the hearing, subject to compliance with the tribunal’s order.