The High court in Banjul has ordered the Daily Observer Newspaper to pay D100,000 dalasis ($2,500) in fines to the Gambia Revenue Authority for failure to appear.
Attorneys representing the embattled company were not in court when a judge called the case brought against them for tax evasion.
They arrived shortly after the hearing for the first appearance ended and Justice Mahoney passed his ruling for a fine to be paid.
The Gambia Revenue Authority dragged the newspaper belonging exiled ex-President Yahya Jammeh to court for refusing to pay taxes for decades.
The management of the Daily Observer Newspaper has gone into an agreement with tax authorities after a two-week closure.
They agreed to pay half a million dalasis ($12,500) a month towards the D17.5 million dalasis ($437,500) owed in taxes.
The arrears include corporate income tax, sales tax, value added tax, an interest of 25 percent and payroll tax from January 2007 to December 2016.