Multichoice Nigeria has said it has not received any notification from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) over alleged tax evasion.
The Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS) had on Thursday morning announced the appointment of some commercial banks as agents to recover N1.8 trillion from accounts of Multichoice Nigeria Limited (MCN) and Multichoice Africa (MCA).
Muhammad Nami, FIRS chairman, said the decision to appoint the banks as agents and freeze the accounts was due to the group’s continued refusal to grant FIRS access to its servers for audit.
But a statement by DStv Multichoice media coordinator, Bamidele Johnson, said the company would comply with the tax laws of Nigeria.
“Multichoice Nigeria has not received any notification from FIRS. MultiChoice Nigeria respects and is comfortable that it complies with the tax laws of Nigeria.
“We have been and are currently in discussion with FIRS regarding their concerns and believe that we will be able to resolve the matter amicably,” he said.
Multichoice is the owner of popular satellite subscription-based television platforms in Nigeria,DSTV and Gotv.