Lagos state government files law suit against Davido and AY for tac evasion

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The Lagos state government has reportedly

filed a lawsuit against singer Davido and

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comedian , AY Makun, for tax evasion. A

report by Punch says the entertainers have

had a long-running battle with the Lagos

Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) over alleged

tax evasion. Davido was reportedly charged

before a Lagos high court in July 2017 while

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AY was said to have been charged to court in

2016 for failing to file his tax returns.

Davido is said to have told LIRS officials that

he pays his taxes to Osun state government

since he is an indigene of the state while AY

said he makes his tax payments to Ondo

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state. An official of the state government who

spoke on the matter said

“Remember that Davido said he made

N500m from his N30bn concert

recently. We must know how much he

paid to the LIRS. AY too said the

same thing. The comedian claimed to

be paying his taxes to Ondo State,

where he hails from. It seems these

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celebrities don’t understand that the

tax law stipulates that you must pay

your tax to your state of

residence. Anyway, we are already in

court. Others will soon appear in court

if they don’t obey the state tax law.

You can’t be making money in Lagos

and refuse to pay tax.

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