Singer Davido and comedian Ay, have been sued by the Lagos State Government for refusal to remit their taxes.
According to a source close to both men, they have on different occasions been issued letters and called to make payment, but they both have continued to avoid tax agencies.
According to the source;
Notable among these alleged tax offenders are two of Nigeria’s celebrated artistes –Davido and AY, the comedian. Both artistes have had a long standing battle with the Lagos Internal Revenue Service for tax evasion.
Davido, who has record deals with Sony Music Entertainment and endorsement agreements with various companies in Nigeria, has not filed his tax returns or remit any taxes to the Lagos State Government.
Davido, has however denied this saying he pays his tax to the Osun state government.
AY too said the same thing. The comedian claimed to be paying his taxes to Ondo State, where he hails from. It seems these 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.
Both men, have now been charged before a Lagos High Court for tax evasion.