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Ikpeazu’s tax certificates not fake, says Abia revenue service


The Abia State Internal Revenue Service has explained that the service was never invited by the Federal High Court, Abuja or the plaintiff, Uchechukwu Ogah, to clarify the authenticity or otherwise of Ikpeazu’s tax clearance certificate before its ruling.

The tax body stated that the tax clearance certificate and the tax receipts referred to by the court, were duly issued to Ikpeazu, by the service, and were therefore not fake.

Udochukwu G. Ogbonna, executive chairman, Abia State Internal Revenue Service, in a statement, which was made available to BusinessDay, stated that the taxes for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013, were pay- as-you-earn (PAYE) taxes, deducted at source from his personal emoluments, by his employers, Abia State Passengers’ Integrated Manifest Scheme (ASPIMS), and Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA), respectively and remitted to the service in the relevant tax years.