Banjul High Court Monday awarded the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) one hundred
thousand dalasis (D100, 000) as costs in their tax related case against the
Daily Observer Company.
plaintiffs’ counsel, M. Bojang told the court that the defendants have been
properly served but they failed to turn up.
trial Judge, Justice Mahoney ruled that the defendants pay costs to the
plaintiffs amounting to D100,000 for
failing to appear in court for reasons not known to the court.
Revenue Authority sued the Observer Company claiming D17,473,584.47 (seventeen million and four
hundred and seventy three thousand, five
hundred and eighty four dalasis and forty seven bututs) being the amount owed
to the plaintiffs by the defendants due to tax.
addition, they claim for corporate income tax, sales tax, value added tax and
payroll tax from January 2007 to December 2016.
they claim interest of 25% from January 2007 to December 2016 until the date of
payment and finally also sued for costs.