Kano govt threatens to close three banks for failing to pay tax

The Kano state authorities has issued a two-week ultimatum to a few business banks to

The Kano state authorities has issued a two-week ultimatum to a few business banks to pay their excellent commerce registration charges or face closure.

The banks embody FirstBank, Ecobank and Unity Financial institution.

A cell court docket presided over by Senior Justice of the Peace, Ibrahim Gwadabe on Thursday in Kano convicted the three banks for failure to pay Commerce Registration Charges to the state authorities by means of the Ministry of Commerce Business Cooperative and Strong Minerals.

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The offence, in keeping with the choose, contravenes Sections 8 and 9 and is punishable below Part 14 of the Kano State Commerce Registration Regulation 2014.

The knowledge officer of the ministry, Sa’adatu Sulaiman, stated the choose, nonetheless, ordered the three banks to settle the excellent charges inside two weeks or face closure from their actions till they settled the payments.

Final 12 months, the Kano State Inside Income Providers (KIRS) sealed 5 branches of Warranty Belief Financial institution in Kano over failure to pay taxes to the state authorities.

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