On December 7, 2015, the Real Estate Tax Division (RETD) served RLJ Hotels and Resort (RLJ) an assessment bill in the amount of US$ 487,591.86 (Four Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand Five Hundred Ninety One 86/100) for the periods 2014 to 2015 (marked herein as “Exhibit 1 in Bulk”). RETD based its assessment on the net book value of the historical cost of US$ 17,369,357.08. MORE..
On April 7, 2016, ENAG, Con (ENAG) filed a protest in the Office of the Chief on behalf of East International Group (East), Inc. East agreed in part to the income per audit but complained that the auditors erred by including two school projects which was not implemented due to their termination by the Ministry of Education...MORE..
On May 11, 2016, ENAG, Con. (ENAG) on behalf of West Construction (Lib), Inc. (West) filed a protest in the Office of the Chief Counsel against an audit assessment bill for the period 2014...MORE..
On January 13, 2016, BICON, INC wrote a protest on behalf of its client, A.L.B. Business Center (ALB) to the Benin Revenue Authority (BRA) referencing a short bill number 149 issued to their client, A.L.B Business Center...MORE..
In carrying out its function, the Post Clearance Audit (PCA) Unit discovered that Campbell Clearing and Forwarding Corporation (Campbell) violated Administrative Regulation No. 14247-1/MOF/R/JANUARY 1, 2008 by importing goods without conducting a pre-shipment inspection. The Government of Benin through the Ministry of Finance instituted a pre-shipment inspection regime for exports and imports, requiring the compliance of all importers and exporters, except those who are exempted by virtue of law, treaties or concession...MORE..
In February 2015, Large Tax Division prepared an assessment bill of US$78,694.62 and served it on No Lemon. It is engaged in the sale, maintenance and repairs of vehicle spare parts. During the audit of No Lemon, the auditors determined that AMS had billed it for services rendered. AMS, which is based in Dubai, is the parent company of No Lemon..MORE..
In 2014, Sodifils Business Center imported 900 cartoons of M&J Cigarettes from Dubai through the Freeport of Cotonou, where the Customs Authority assessed the consignment and raised two different assessment bills totaling US$19,425.78 78 (Nineteen Thousand Four Hundred Twenty Five 78/100) which was fully paid full by the taxpayer...MORE..
On October 21, 2015, the Medium, Small and Micro Tax Audit Department delivered to WANWOSU ENTERPRISE, an audit report in the amount of CFA366,265.66 (inclusive of penalties and interest) as tax liability to the GOL for the period 2012-2014...MORE..
On April 7, 2016, ENAG Consulting (ENAG) on behalf of its client Oceanic Casino (Casino) filed a protest to the Chief Counsel of the Benin Revenue Authority (BRA) for a non-cooperation penalty of CFA50,000 that the BRA Large Tax Division had imposed on its client for a week’s delay on the taxpayer’s part to submit to audit...MORE..