Nigerian actress Alice Iyabo Ojo faces 18.6million Naira tax evasion charge

Nollywood Exclusive Nollywood actress, Alice Iyabo Ojo
Nollywood actress, Alice Iyabo Ojo

Popular Nigerian actress Alice Iyabo Ojo has been accused of tax evasion by the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS).

The service has demanded payment of N18.6 million in outstanding tax liabilities from the entertainer.

In a notice dated May 22, intercepted by ModernGhana News, LIRS directed the actress to pay a total of N18.64 million within seven days for income tax owed for 2021 and 2022.

The notice signed by LIRS Director New Growth Area, Jimi Aina, said failure to pay would attract penalty and interest charges as stipulated by law.

"You are hereby assessed to tax liability in the sum of N7.376,000.00 as contained in the enclosed assessment notice.

"Consequently, you have an outstanding liability of N11,264,092.00 for 2021 income year. You are enjoined to pay a total sum of N18,640,092.00 to government coffers..within seven (7) days of receipt of this letter,” the letter addressed to the actress read in part.

The LIRS warned that false declaration is an offence punishable on conviction to a fine, imprisonment or both, according to Section 96 of the Personal Income Tax Act.

The tax notice directed the actress to remit the demanded amount using the provided codes for the "Agency code, Revenue code, and Payer ID."

LIRS said it may issue an additional assessment within the stipulated 6 years period if it "discover or are of the opinion" that the taxpayer was assessed "at a less amount than that which ought to have been charged."

Find full copies of the LIRS notice to the actress below;



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