Anambra State Internal Revenue Services, AIRS, has sealed off over ten major eateries and lounges in Awka, for non registration of their business premises.
The Chairman of AIRS, Dr David Nzekwu, who spoke shortly after the enforcement drive, disclosed that the office has a responsibility to administer the revenue laws of the state and had over time, been distributing demand notices to people, especially in the area of business premises registration.
Dr Nzekwu, said that the law requires anybody that opens up a business to register same and pay accruing taxes accordingly to relevant authority.
The Head of Enforcement team, Mr. Chuka Nzekwu frowned at the attitude of some defaulters, noting that tax payment is a civic responsibility of all to help government to develop the state.
The enforcement team was made up of men of the Civil Defence Corps, OCHA Bridgade and other staff of the AIRS.