Iyabo Ojo Slammed With ₦18M Tax By Lagos Government
3 months ago
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Lagos state government has told Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo to pay a total sum of N18,640,092.00 as personal income tax within seven days.
According to Lagos government, Iyabo Ojo has a tax liability of N7,376,000.00 for the year 2022 and an outstanding liability of N11,264,092 for 2021 income year.
The actress was given a 7-days ultimatum to pay up of face consequences.
ARREST ME, JAIL ME OR KILL ME. I DONT CARE !
In an Instagram post, she shared documents of a personal income tax letter and expressed her frustration with the exorbitant amount demanded by the government.
In her post, the actress voiced her concerns directly to Governor Sanwo-Olu and the Lagos State government, demanding an explanation for the hefty tax bill.
She questioned the basis for such high personal income taxes and criticised the lack of transparency in the calculation process.
The actress referred to a previous encounter where she complied with the government's request to explain her earnings and declare her income but received no response.
"Last time, you people asked me to come to your office, I came, you asked me to explain & declare what I earn, which I did with my tax consultant, but noooooooooooooo you did not respond to my letter, because you want me to pay you an outrageous amount that I do not have," she expressed in her Instagram caption.
Feeling overwhelmed by the mounting financial burden imposed on her, the mother of two raised concerns about the government's insensitivity to the challenges faced by individuals and businesses.
She questioned the contributions of the government to her life, stating, "What have you people ever done for me as a government? NOTHING!!! I have single-handedly raised my kids & so many others, plus myself without a single penny from the government."