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Enugu Government Shuts Down ShopRite, SPAR, Others For Tax Evasion

 

Due to nonpayment of purchase tax at the malls, the Enugu State Government, acting through the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service (ESIRS), has closed ShopRite and SPAR locations in Enugu.

This information is disclosed in a statement signed by Nnamdi Eneh, the ESIRS spokesperson, who accused the malls and impacted retailers of not remitting the taxes after receiving multiple warning notifications following Tuesday morning’s enforcement effort.

Due to nonpayment of purchase tax at the malls, the Enugu State Government, acting through the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service (ESIRS), has closed ShopRite and SPAR locations in Enugu.

In the statement, Eneh claimed that Roban Stores and Mama Onyinye eatery had also been sealed by ESIRS officers for the same offense.

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According to him, purchase tax on goods is one of the taxes levied by the government on malls, shops, and other enterprises that customers pay each time they visit their establishments.

Egwuonwu emphasized that until the current problems were fixed, the malls will stay closed.

Eneh clarified that the organization had gone on the air to inform and educate the public about the need of filing taxes on time.

He said, “Our public enlightenment program has been ongoing for a while now. We have been sensitizing the people and pleading with them to pay their taxes so as not to fall victim during enforcement, but most of them remained adamant.

“The objective here is not to disrupt anybody’s business but since pleading did not work, this is the only way to compel them to do what they are supposed to do.”

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