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Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Actress Iyabo Ojo Drags Lagos State Govt For Issuing Her 'Outrageous' Tax Levies

Nigerian actress, Iyabo Ojo has bemoaned the Lagos State government under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for what she described as outrageous taxes levied against her.



Ojo lamented bitterly and vowed not to pay any further taxes charged by the government, saying the government has asked her to pay up to the tune of 7 million naira for personal income tax.

She took to her Instagram page to vent her anger, insisting that the government of the state was trying to kill her business and frustrate her out of the business with taxes.

The mother of two disclosed further that she had once gone to the office of the Lagos State of Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) to declare what she earns, which she did, adding that the government has refused to respond to her letter because they want her to pay the outrageous amount that she doesn’t have.

“What have you people ever done for me as a government? Nothing. I have single-handedly raised my kids and others without a dime of support from the government but you feel so entitled to reaping 100 per cent from a business you didn’t build.
“I have worked and still working tirelessly to survive in this country without the support of government but you sit in your office and come up with outrageous bills to sniff life out of one’s business.
“You can come and close down my business, arrest me, jail me and kill me for all I care. We will all die one day and I will never be afraid of what will be everyone’s fate. What I don’t have, I can’t give,” she added.

from tribuneonline


*I think when what you declare and what you show off Online are different then, they calculate all together for you......Sometimes its not always about calling out oh, tone down the show off of private achievements and this people will face front cos they are like monitoring spirits and watching celeb handles..

50 comments:

  1. Lagos State hope una don hear?😜

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  2. How does one go about calculating this personal Income tax thing. My business is officially a year. Let me start paying before it accumulates. And can I do it myself. To pay auditors is expensive oo. Who can put me through abeg.

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    1. Track your income and expenditure. Proper bookkeeping is crucial. Learn how to use QuickBooks too if you want to handle it yourself.

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  3. Stella don’t delete my comment o.
    How much did Tinubu pay last year?, how much did Gbajabiamila pay?, how much did Sanwo Olu pay and how much did Obasa( speaker) pay?.
    We can’t just keep quiet in this state.
    How much did Toyin Ijakumo supporter pay?This 18m because she didn’t support Tinubu is unfair.
    A single mother of two, paid her kids school fees from cradle, built her own house, no relieg as a citizen, all the roads are spoilt.
    Please Stella dedicate a day let us show you the road we journey in in this Lagos despite charging us for road worthinesses .
    I don’t have as much as Iyabo but I understand her pain and I vent always too when it comes to taxes without any reciprocity from Government
    In my estate, we did the drainage and interlocked now they are bring land use charge and forcing us to use selected waste disposal company and nobody should tell e to go back to any foolish East because I am Yoruba like Iyabo.

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    1. Or you're Iyabo yourself. Lmao 🀣

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    2. Lol @Anon1246
      You put on clothes priced at about 35 milla and can't pay 18 milla?
      She must be a fake ass braggart

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    3. Milkshakes sit this one out, this subject requires objective critical thinking and analysis

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    4. I think Sanwolu should call them to order. This is because she didn't support Tinubu.
      Corrupt tax officials

      I feel her pain. How much are these our billionaires are paying as PIT/PAYE?

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    5. Milkshakes do as anon 13:37 said. To the back sir!

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    6. 13:57 🀣🀣🀣🀣 this one enter.

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    7. I said what i said @Anon1327
      Your opinion is your dang business
      Do i look like someone that isn't blunt and can be gagged?
      Ponder!

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    8. Miilshakes or whatever you call yourself. I don’t have to be Iyabo Ojo to complain about tax in Lagos. I am sure you don’t pay a dime that is why you can’t vent when they bill you unjustly. You think everyone here is for handouts or give ways.
      Like you have been advised keep off

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  4. Is it the money in your business account or personal account they check for all this taxes?

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  5. They ain't suppose to calculate what is shown online...

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    1. Yes LIRS is your fan too. As you dey display affluence, them dey calculate 😁

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    2. Tax calculation is not based on social media posts although it encourages them to scrutinize your account statements more. What the tax authorities review is your account statement (biz & personal accts)

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    3. Tax money is supposed to be used to develop the country. Nigeria is a country where there's no electricity, so many roads are bad, they don't even have support for the poor, and I believe they don't do tax returns. Where does the tax money go to?

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  6. All the tax, wetin dem dey use the money do..
    Lagos state that's the worst of all..
    Bad road network, no oxygen, smelly environment, agbero disturbing everywhere, rubbish health care, almost zero security etc etc..

    Wetin dem dey use the tax do..
    Nonsense

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    1. Na wetin we dey ask be this o.

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    2. Says someone that comes from a glorified village in the SE
      Lagos is still better than your never working and dingy south eastern states
      Aba or Abia for an example

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    3. Milkshakes haba Dante isn't even Igbo.
      Slow it down with the Igbo hate pleaeeeeeeseeee.πŸ™„

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    4. It's not even about hate now.
      Your people do that a lot even if it ain't this one and of course,i needed to say what i said.
      Isn't it funny how people(most especially people from your tribe) say nasty things about Lagos and still end up trooping in there or filling up the place?
      I loathe hypocrisy and that's about it.

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    5. Jeeez see the vile, anger, bitterness and hatred in your comment just cos you think he is IGBO... when the Igbo talk now some will say they are lying. See you see your comment. Odiegwu!

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  7. I hope the taxes will not become worse now that baba himself on the throne?

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    1. Relinquish to who?
      Abdicate to who?
      You are defiant joker

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    2. Has anything improved since he entered.
      Better japa if you can o.
      Many of these people already have their homes abroad and their kids are schooling abroad. Ehen the touts amongst them.

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    3. He just entered not more than a week.If you’re looking for a magician then go and wake professor peller.

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  8. Before ones salary lands, they will remove their tax, yet you won't see what you're being taxed for. No good road, no free healthcare, education nko, not cheap. So what are we paying for? It's just crazy here abeg.

    It's not about showing off, Stella. Things needs to be done the proper way. Na wa!

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    1. This is why you should be in support payment of taxes by these business owners. When only the few people on salaries are the ones paying the taxes that will be used to support the resources needed by everyone else, it's not going to work.
      Salary earners can hardly game the system because their taxes are taken automatically.
      We should start by everyone paying their fair share.

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  9. Madam Stella, pls leave this people & their wickedness o. Poor governance, very poor infrastructure and dirty environment. The heavy tax we were paying is used for what exactly? Ambode own we see small infrastructure but Sanwa Olu I no see anything tangible o. Small shop you put sticker on, Lasaa will come & bill you stamping bill charges everywhere, SME can barely survive. How is government supporting its citizens to survive instead they are pushing us into more suffering. Oga o...

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    1. The floods on the highway is so embarrassing? Shey alayes dey block manholes to canal or what?

      I just pity people with Mercedes Benz cars, mechanic workshops should book newspapers for their customers,it's a long visit soonest.

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  10. I knew they will surely and definitely come for her after seeing her supporting Peter Obi. If she had supported Bulaba, would they have gone after her? Is she the only actress owing tax?

    I'm not against anyone paying tax but there should be a working system of tax collections like it's obtainable abroad and not the government being vindictive and using it to suppress and cripple opposition and voice of dissent.

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  11. As if Iyabo is the only celebrity with business(es) owing taxes and showing off online. Abeg, this ones never ready to talk wetin dey do dem with Iyabo

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    1. My stomach rumbled with angst reading this post, what's their own with Iyabo again?

      I can count 10 things and 10 times this lady has passed through fire all alone with her kids yet they won't let her be, small Tiktok money they want to jail her.
      She pays taxes, she does.

      Hope Women Rights activists are watching.

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  12. All because Iyabo did not support bad government. What do they use the tax money for? Lagos has the worst roads in Nigeria.

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    1. Watched now a 38mins video from a bestie, she was taking her kids to school then heading to work in Victoria Island thereafter.

      From Thomas Estate, Ajah to Lekki Peninsular 1,Lagos in the morning last Wednesday they spent 4hrs:35mins on terrible traffic gridlock
      she just ordered them to eat their food, drink the juice and told driver to head back home.
      She entered her compound at 10:48am, gave the driver 2 days off, pulled her wig and said End of Lagos Horror Video. Bye!

      I laughed like a hyena.πŸ˜‚
      Eko Wengele.
      The roads na banza.

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  13. Stella, she's not the only celebrity who shows off online. This is vindictive madness coming from wicked souls.

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  14. Exactly what I was discussing with my boss. The Nigerian govt has nothing to offer its citizens other than frustration. Stella, my boss is not a public figure and does not flaunt wealth. Do you know these bunch of scavengers called LIRS told him tax is progressive, you cannot pay what you paid last year this year.
    You did not ask him if he made money last year or has made money this yr, that is not their business.
    It is not about what you declare as he was ready to give them his statement of account but the official said tax is progressive, it has to increase.
    The worst is they will tell you they have target, so what you earn is not their business, anyhow anyhow target must be met.

    Bunch of rouges, they collect all these yet you don't see commensurate value.

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  15. I’m not politically vested in πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ politics so my comment is apolitical. There are two distinct issues, I’m focusing on one.
    1. The right of the government to tax citizens, businesses and transactions to fund governance and the public sector in a fair & consistent way
    2. The responsibility of the government to utilize those taxes for the benefit of the populace without the corruption endemic in Nigeria.
    Her call out/declaration that she won’t pay is ill advised. You DARE not tell IRS that you WONT pay your taxes! I’m glad she deleted those comments. The πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ citizenry need to hold elected & appointed officials responsible for how taxes are spent but taxation is based on income if you are a paid or self employed employee, revenue if you are a business and is governed by law. Ask any πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έwho they fear most, it’s IRS. That’s our “Uncle Sam”, not USCIS because they see all your income or revenue (unless you are an undocumented immigrant braiding hair in your apartment or selling jollof & puffpuff under the table and declaring lower revenue in your tax return. If it is a formal business, you will be taxed to the hilt as all the softwares and registers and the entire system is designed to reveal your actual revenue. Of course some still game the system, Trump did in a largely legal way, tax avoidance is different from tax evasion.

    Your lifestyle must match your revenue or income in the west up to a point. Here, IRS randomly audits folks. There is income tax, sales tax even on beverages, business, property, Medicare, SS, county, state, federal taxes! The misconception that most πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έget tax refunds is wrong. Only those in lower income brackets or who lie in their annual returns get the “excess” taxes refunded or get extra because they have children! Many still owe IRS every year after filing our returns. Uncle Sam can be tipped off to audit you. Is this a selective bill due to her politics? That’s what journalists should find out but it’s supposed to be apolitical. I find it interesting that these folks all claim “billionare” status but throw a fit at taxes that a naira billionare shouldn’t even notice. The day Nigeria works, a lot of the pretenders to populism or love of the masses will be exposed across all parties.
    The Scandinavia has the best quality of life because the rich pay close to 50% taxes and rarely live like audio Nigerian billionaires who fly business & first class with kids when many fly economy!

    Let’s separate the two issues and call out APC if they are targeting or assessing her selectively after all she was their “friend” before so they may have been waiving her taxes until they fell out last election cycle. We need to call them out because Tinubu had almost 30 human beings whose GDP contribution was to simply watch him resume work at Aso Rock. Who pays for that waste of human capital? Who paid for the inauguration Ankara when there are no roads, no pipe born water or underground gas pipes and underground electric cables. Those are real issues that need sorted out by my the masses without ethnicity. If this is political vendetta, stop, so it will not become an open season to reveal assets of thieves including the homes of many looter public officials to IRS to tax them here or bar them from coming in or risk jail. You drove us out to the diaspora where many of us started all over decades ago but still keep stealing the national cake making us subsidize your corruption by paying school fees, health bills etc of relatives still there. I have no problems with IRS giving any of them the “Ekweremadu treatment”. Some of their assets is public domain info in the US for those who care to pay a token for it. Don’t throw stones if you live in glass houses as those loots you call assets can be reported to IRS here. You can’t bribe IRS who can jail those with dual citizenship or their kids if they bought it in kids names. Wesley Snipes was jailed for $1.8m taxes. If we want Nigeria to develop, we need to tax the ones who are rich, punish corruption.

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    1. Valid points πŸ‘Œ but Ma'am or Sir, Iyabo pays tax.

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    2. I love you!!!!! You finished work, truth is the truly rich Nigerians don't pay Jack in taxes, they pay wayyyy less than they are supposed to, all these artists and entertainers inclusive.
      I worked for a multinational company while I was in Nigeria (till mid last year), and that my ex-company is one of those known for not cutting corners regardless of how inconvenient it is for them, so paying full taxes was sacrosanct for them and I used to lament so much on the amount we the staff pay in taxes, so Tey they will still tax our quarterly incentives and bonuses.
      Then I moved to Canada and I saw what proper tax payment is, all I can say is we dey learn for Naija!!
      The only problem I have with the Nigerian government is the fact that they are not even judiciously using the little they are getting, so there's no way to justify them getting more taxes from the citizens, absolutely nothing is working so people ask why they should pay taxes.

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  16. All these just because she boldly supposed Peter Obi. Nonsense

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  17. Stella what has showing off on sm got to do with real numbers. If she indeed tendered her income, they should be able to explain how they arrived at what they are taxing her. All the taxes they have been collecting what have they achieved with it? That's why I love IRS nobody doing anything manual system is already set to calculate everything because they work with real numbers nothing concern them with your sm life.

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    1. I wrote Anon 15:19. It does. Your lifestyle cannot be WAY out of sync with your income else you are deemed to be engaged in money laundering, racketeering, underreporting your income to IRS etc. all of which are felonies.

      There are instances of tips to IRS after someone bought a Ferrari or Lamborghini by colleagues who know his tax bracket and income. Even if you sell investments, IRS knows & collects capital gains tax from it. It’s the Nigerian (and other immigrant) money launderers of looted Nigerian funds mostly in Houston, ATL, etc that will expose the rest of them. I have no problem with IRS giving them the “ekweremadu lesson” since they won’t stop stealing from their own people. To get a mortgage you need your paystub, that’s why you can only buy homes that align with your income, to buy a car you need your paystub so somehow living above your means will be exposed at some point. If you are paying dropped, “untraceable Naija looted” cash for things, Bank of America, Chase etc are tracking your life for the FBI for use at the appropriate time.

      Nigerian billionaires are not paying enough taxes and they steal the ones paid by the masses back through self awarded contracts and further looting opportunities. That has to stop.
      We pay over N25million equivalent every year as tax on our home! That’s N250m in ten years and we have owned it for more than that! I don’t even see myself as a naira billionaire or have SM footprints yet these “naira billionaires” spend lavishly because they are paying pittances as taxes. Imagine N25m per year on house tax. Not income, payroll or others but property tax so the public schools can be well equipped and the city police can make an average of $70k per year!
      @XP, I like your vibes and wise comments but if Iyabo lives the way she does, N7m or even N18m (The cost of a Balenciaga small purse) is not a lot of taxes unless it’s a fake life.

      I won’t fly first class and don’t always fly business but you see all these BBN folks & actors wearing $10k Chanel purses, flying first class to Maldives and claiming to buy N300m homes? SMH! It doesn’t add up.

      The issue as I said is to determine if its political vendetta which is wrong. From Remi to Seyi to Shettima, they need to pay hefty taxes & declare their tax returns! It will help curb corruption.

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  18. If you don't know anything about tax and how it works, why not keep quiet, is it a must for you to comment ignorance? Everything we attach sentiment to it , if Nigeria is to work, a lot of people cannot live there, because we lack the discipline. Too much people living in Lagos contributed to its poor infrasture and environmental problems, if we do Everything by data and planning in Nigeria a lot of people needs to leave lagos so it could breathe

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  19. LIRS should calm down. Thus is ill-timed. Iyabo too needs to calm down. She too dey do. She wasn't the only one who supported Obi. But she overdoes everything.

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