The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has shut 13 companies for evading tax valued at N33.78 million. The companies are said to have failed to remit the Personal Income Tax of members of their staff to the government. The Head, Distrain Unit of the board, Ajibike Oshodi-Sholola, said the companies were sealed during a tax law enforcement exercise on 25 and 26 November. She said the companies eight of the companies were owing 18.39 million naira while the other five owed 15.39 million naira. She said 16 companies were marked to be shut but two had relocated while one was liquidated. She said that tax liabilities demand notice had been to the affected companies to pay up as required by the Personal Income Tax Amendment Act of 2011. According to her, the companies that are affected by the last month tax law enforcement include hotels, environment management, pharmaceutical, recruitment, and real estate firms.