Tribunal orders DSTV to pay N900bn tax backlog
A Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) sitting in Lagos has ordered Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners of popular cable television services, DSTV, to pay 50 per cent of N1.8 trillion to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) before the Appeal proceedings start. The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) had determined through forensic audit that Multichoice Nigeria Limited had failed to pay to the Federal Government in past assessment years N1.8 trillion. A statement from the FIRS on Wednesday said a five-member TAT led by its Chairman, Professor A.B. Ahmed, issued the order following an application to it by the Counsel to FIRS.