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ISPs say ready to file due taxes to government : On May 13, the top court scrapped the writ petition by Worldlink Communications and ordered the ISPs to pay the taxes they had raised from the public (kp 19/05/2024)

Private sector says Nepal’s tax system is upside-down : Calls for flipping the existing flat tax structure, which has put greater burden on people with lower incomes (kp 13/05/2024)

Tatopani customs exceeds revenue target (kh 18/04/2024)

Govt revenue collection stands at only half of its target at third-quarter end (rep 12/04/2024)

Nepal’s financial odyssey : We should negotiate double taxation avoidance with countries that have investors with deep bond pockets, by Shabda Gyawali and Pragres Acharya (kp 05/04/2024)

Finance Minister Pun hints at tax rate changes in new budget (rep 18/03/2024)

200,000 plus taxpayers not regularly paying tax at KMC (kh 29/02/2024)

Pashupatinagar Customs Office collects Rs 13.41 million revenue in six months (kh 27/01/2024)

Govt. collects Rs 3.15 billion in royalty from hydel projects (kh 20/01/2024)

Revenue surge: Over 55 billion collected in four days, marks remarkable 16% growth (kh 12/01/2024)

Govt debt burden: Recurrent revenue falls short of covering recurrent expenses, by Dilip Poudel ( rep 11/12/2023)

‘Not the tenants but house owners should pay House Rental Tax’, by Basanta Dhungana (rep 10/12/2023)

Government struggles to meet revenue targets, by Mamata Thapa (ae 07/12/2023)

Government raises 40 percent of annual loans in first quarter : Lower-than-expected revenue collection forces Nepal to raise more debt early in the fiscal year (kp 29/11/2023)

Govt faces challenge as tax arrears soar to Rs 113 billion (kh 27/11/2023)

Revenue collection decreases further at Biratnagar Customs Office (rep 24/11/2023)

Make Revenue Collection Rights Clear, by Chandra Mani Adhikari (rn 19/10/2023)

Revenue collection 15.93% and expenditures 16.02 % in first quarter of FY 2080/81 (kh 18/10/2023)

Cabinet approves customs bill that proposes customs exemption for import of raw material (rep 07/102023)

Customs regulations for Nepali travelers returning home during festivals (rep 03/10/2023)

Tax authorities attribute a fall in revenue collection to growing cross-border smuggling (rep 27/09/2023)

Biratnagar Customs Office fails to meet revenue target, collects only 56.81 percent, by Binod Subedi (rep 24/09/2023)

Revenue collection still remains dismal (ae 20/09/2023)

Bara-Parsa traders complain of tax overburden : A truck transporting cargo from Birgunj to Pathlaiya has to pay at least Rs2,400 in assorted local taxes, traders say, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 14/09/2023)

DRI raids several Birgunj-based firms (rep 11/09/2023)

11 casinos owe Rs 3.5 billion in revenue (rep 01/09/2023)

Companies doing transaction less than Rs 10 million can now pay VAT on quarterly basis (rep 20/08/2023)

DRI raids Thamel-based LOD club suspecting tax evasion, seizes ledgers : DRI takes control of LOD’s transaction accounts (rep 15/08/2023)

KMC collects Rs 10.25 billion from rental taxes in one year (rep 09/08/2023)

Government’s income from share trading dips by 71.3 percent (ae 02/08/2023)

IRD starts investigations against around 2,000 taxpayers suspected of evading taxes of Rs 9.93 billion (rep 02/08/2023)

Supreme Court issues short-term interim order not to levy VAT on air tickets : The apex court has summoned both parties for discussion and has also asked the government to furnish a written clarification (kp 31/07/2023)

Border shoppers moan at end of duty-free system : Officials say the new rule has been enforced to discourage illegal cross-border trade and promote local businesses, by Deo Narayan Shah, Madhav Dhungana and Manoj Poudel (kp 20/07/2023)

Govt issues guidelines to enforce five percent tax on foreign trips (rep 18/07/2023)

Taxman launches new fiscal year with VAT on air travel : Collecting VAT from international air passengers violates Nepal’s commitment to ICAO, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/07/2023)

New fiscal year introduces updated tax laws (kh 17/07/2023)

Birgunj Customs Office collects only 60 percent of 11-month revenue target as import drops (rep 02/07/2023)

Collection of capital gains tax on shares transactions doubled to Rs 260 million last month (rep 01/07/2023)

Customs revenue drops by 23 percent (ae 26/06/2023)

In defence of Nepal : The dispute between Axiata (and Ncell) and Nepal revolves around purported treaty breaches, by Semanta Dahal (kp 25/06/2023)

Rights groups say no VAT on potatoes and onions : The government collects 9 percent agriculture service charge, 1.5 percent advance tax and 13 percent VAT on various food products, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/06/2023), FinMin Mahat clarifies that govt imposes VAT on potato and onion to protect and boost the domestic production (rep 28/06/2023)

Birgunj Customs experiences decline in use of letters of declaration (kh 248/06/2023)

KMC urges IRD to return house rent taxes to the local level (kh 20/06/2023)

Govt revenue collection falls short by Rs 1.78 billion as compared to first 11 months of last FY (rep 17/06/2023)

IRD takes measures to enhance advance tax deduction for high-income individuals (rep 15/06/2023)

Nepal likely to lose Rs57 billion in extra taxes from Ncell : Government won capital gains tax dispute but has been asked to avoid further taxing the firm over 2016 buyout, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/06/2023), Axiata, Ncell claim Oli had assured no capital gains tax on Ncell buyout deal : International tribunal, however, finds no written assurance or notes confirming claim, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/06/2023)

Tourism entrepreneurs urge govt to remove taxes on tourism and air services (rep 10/06/2023)

FENEGOSIDA urges govt to immediately revoke 2 percent luxury tax imposed on gold and silver items (rep 10/06/2023)

1 step forward, 2 steps back in Nepal : Flip-flopping tax rates on battery powered vehicles undermine Nepal’s climate targets and public health, by Sonia Awale (nt 09/06/2023)

Govt backs off from its decision to squeeze stocks investors by considering their earnings in income tax bracket : With the govt new decision, investors will have to pay only capital gains tax of 5 percent or 7.5 percent  (rep 05/06/2023), Government steps back from new tax arrangement to calm stock investors (ae 05/06/2023)

Government Expands Excise Duty Coverage (rep  03/06/2023)

Rs 10K tax levied on imported cell phones costing over Rs 100,000 (rep 30/05/2023) [Mobile phones are important tools of information and telecommunication that must be affordable for all citizens! Higher tax rates for luxury devices are rational.]

Nepal’s tax system widens rich-poor gap : The new budget needs to overhaul the tax structure that favours the privileged, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 26/05/2023)

Sluggish revenue collection highlights deepening economic downturn (ae 17/05/2023)

Ways To Address Revenue Shortfall, by Mukti Rijal (04/05/2023)

Google registered with Nepal’s tax system (rep 21/04/2023)

Government spending hit by slowed revenue inflow : Officials admit that there have been some issues related to payment, but say that the problem is not as severe as made out to be, by Pawan Pandey (kp 06/04/2023)

Dismal revenue collection adds to govt’s woes (ae 16/03/2023), Revenue collection takes a blow due to macroeconomic headwinds (ae 17/03/2023)

Online revenue payment starts in Kalikot (rep 15/03/2023)

Revenue collection short of target by Rs 80 billion, by Himal Lamsal (rep 14/03/2023), Revenue collections target remains unmet (rep 15/03/2023)

IRD starts ‘full audit’ of 105 large taxpayer companies on suspicion of manipulating financial report (rep 07/03/2023)

TIA customs office releases telecommunication equipment worth over Rs 1 billion imported by NTA after levying Rs 320 million in taxes (rep 09/02/2023)

India tax exemptions may make EVs cheaper in Nepal : The Indian government has waived taxes on several inputs through the budget for the fiscal year 2023-24, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/02/2023)

Revenue mobilization slow off the mark: Finance Minister Poudel (kh 31/01/2023)

Nepal's Shrinking Revenue Collection, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 26/01/2023)

Government misses revenue collection target by 30 percent (ae 16/01/2023)

Restaurants adding VAT on menu price to face fines : VAT and service charge are included in the meal prices, and restaurants cannot issue bills with extra taxes, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/01/2023)

Revenue administration gets into action to meet revenue target (ae 06/01/2023)

Bureaucracy snubbed the Prime Minister’s directive? In less than a week, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal twice directed the bureaucracy not to implement MDMS. But has the bureaucracy complied with the PM’s directive? (nlt 03/01/2023), Let returnees bring two mobile phones from abroad: PM Dahal (kh 03/01/2022)

Home and Finance Ministry join hands to control revenue leakages (ae 30/12/2022)

Govt to impose 18 percent tax on mobiles brought by foreign-returnees (kh 29/12/2022), PM Dahal directs authorities concerned not to implement decision to impose tax on mobiles brought by foreign-returnees (nlt 30/12/2022), Plan to fully implement mobile device management system halted indefinitely : The prime minister instructed the finance minister not to implement the decision amid public criticism (kp 31/12/2022)

Revenue collection fails to meet target (kh 20/12/2022), Economic slowdown hits IRD’s revenue collection hard (ae 20/12/2022)

Over 66 percent of taxpayers in Dhanusha do not submit tax details regularly (kh 19/12/2022)

Birgunj Customs Office fails to meet revenue collection target (kh 30/11/2022)

VAT refund system in Nepal Design and implementation, by Rup Khadka (ht 28/11/2022)

Inland Revenue honours big taxpayers : Vijaya Kumar Shah, chairman of the Jawalakhel Group of Industries, topped the list among individual taxpayers while Nepal Telecom was announced as the country’s largest income taxpayer (kp 24/11/2022)

DoT collects Rs 93 million in royalties (ht 22/11/2022)

Twenty-five years of VAT : Owing to past experiences with bureaucracy, nobody believed they would get a tax refund, by Rup Khadka (kp 21/11/2022)

Huge decline in share transaction takes its toll on govt revenue from capital gains tax (rep 16/11/2022)

Government struggling to hit revenue targets after prolonged import curbs : Its contrasting policy of reducing imports but boosting revenues, as expected, appears to be headed for a failure. Election-targeted populist measures have not helped either, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/10/2022)

Extra charge cannot be added to menu, court rules : A Kathmandu District Court verdict prevents businesses from adding 13 percent VAT and 10 percent service charge to the bill, as they have been doing, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/09/2022)

Government changes tax rate of various goods (kh 09/09/2022)

City gives Nepal Army and Nepal Police 10 days to pay due rental taxes : Officials say Army and Police headquarters have been running businesses from their premises but have not paid taxes (kp 09/09/2022)

Kathmandu metropolis pursues big tax evaders : City gives 17 firms 10 days to pay taxes. On Sunday it wrote to 7 casinos to clear entertainment tax in a week, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/09/2022)

Ministry of Communications collects Rs 7 billion in revenue (kh 24/08/2022)

Banke collects Rs 29.65 billion in revenue (kh 07/08/2022)

Rs 28.8 million plus revenue exempted as women register land plots in their names (rep 05/08/2022)

Bhairahawa Customs office meets 90 percent revenue collection target: Import worth Rs 300 billion, exports worth Rs 7 billion (rep 02/08/2022)

Digital services provided by foreign firms to be taxed from tomorrow : Digital service providers such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix and others will have to register in Nepal from July 17, officials say, by Pawan Pandey (kp 16/07/2022)

Government meets 88.41 percent target in revenue collection (kh 15/07/2022)

Nepal has over 4 million taxpayers (kh 14/07/2022)

DRI files a Rs 443.8 million fraud case against 27 people (kh 29/06/2022)

Meeting revenue target a tough ask amid import reduction plan : The government collects more than half of the total revenue from imports. The country’s forex reserves, however, have been dwindling fast due to import surge, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/06/2022)

IRD discloses tax rates as per reforms proposed in budget for upcoming fiscal (kh 07/06/2022)

Income tax limit likely to incur a loss of over Rs 20 billion : 1% income tax up to Rs 600,000 (kh 01/06/2022)

Govt plans to trim taxes on petroleum products (nlt 27/05/2022)

More than 4.5 million take PAN in Nepal (kh 03/05/2022)

New case on fake VAT receipts filed at Patan High Court : Revenue investigation department has earlier filed cases of fake VAT receipts for Rs25 billion (kp 25/04/2022)

DRI files cases against three companies for evading over Rs 180 mln revenues (kh 25/04/2022)

Licenses of three casinos revoked for non-payment of arrears (rep 31/03/2022)

Govt. Treasury Up By 20%, Tax Revenue Covers Over 85% Of Govt. Income (rn 21/03/2022)

DRI files Rs. 165 million revenue leakage case against three persons (kh 16/03/2022)

Court orders Hetauda sub-metropolis to stop tax collection by placing road barriers (rep 11/03/2022)

Revenue fraud lawsuit claiming over Rs 7 bln filed against Coca-Cola Nepal (kh 11/03/2022), Rs 7.43 billion tax evasion case filed against Bottlers Nepal : The Department of Revenue Investigation has accused Bottlers Nepal of evading capital gain tax while transferring its ownership (nlt 11/03/2022), Bottlers Nepal faces tax evasion case of Rs3.71 billion : Company faces charge of not paying capital gains tax when majority ownership was transferred in October 2014, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/03/2022)

PPO recommends to govt to take legal action against Bottlers Nepal accused of evading capital gains tax (rep 03/03/2022)

New Import Provisions Shrink Customs Revenue (rn 27/02/2022)

Revenue collection: Nepal collects  more than Rs. 33 billion extra than in previous fiscal year  (kh 21/02/2022)

Govt collects Rs 764.50 million in royalty dues from casinos, six casinos yet to pay Rs 1.11 billion (rep 20/02/2022)

Government goes after delinquent hotels and casinos : With many casinos defaulting on their taxes, casino royalty irregularities have piled up to nearly Rs2 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/02/2022)

KMC recovers Rs 70 million arrears from tax payers (kh 10/02/2022)

Nepal’s electric vehicle imports surge after tax cuts : According to the Department of Customs, 1,103 battery-powered cars worth Rs3.24 billion entered the country between mid-July and mid-January, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/02/2022)

Govt revenue collection falls short of target by Rs 17 billion in first half of current FY (rep 17/01/2022)

Imports Revenue Edges Up By 44% (rn 24/12/2021)

DRI summons Bottlers Nepal’s executives, steps up preparations to file lawsuit against them on charge of revenue leakage (rep 19/12/2021)

Local govts told to abide by law in tax collection (ht 16/12/2021)

Revenue collection exceeds target in Nawalpur (kh 09/12/2021)

SC trashes Oli govt’s decision to hike tax on retirement payments (rep 08/12/2021)

DoRI sues five businessmen on deceit and fraud allegation worth 244 million (kh 07/12/2021)

DRI files cases, seeks to recover Rs 447.38 million from two individuals accused of revenue leakage (rep 05/12/2021)

FNCCI urges govt to simplify policy and procedural hurdles in taxation (rep 02/12/2021)

Discount schemes fail to attract tax defaulters : Just 25 percent tax target met, latest Department report says (kp 01/12/2021)

Revenue collection at Birgunj Customs Office surpasses target by Rs 5 billion (rep 24/11/2021)

Expand tax base : The taxpayer must feel that the tax being paid will be utilised for the well-being of fellow citizens and not squandered (ht 19/11/2021)

Finance Minister Sharma promises reward to those reporting tax evasion cases (rep 18/11/2021)

Cases filed against 12 for evading taxes (kh 17/11/2021)

National Tax Day : Remembering 3 VAT heroes, by Rup Khadka (ht 17/112021)

Nepal Telecom honored as the largest Taxpayer (rep 17/11/2021)

Mechanism To Be Made To Hear Tax-Payers' Complaints (rep 17/11/2021)

Govt raises duties on silver import by around 26 percent in a bid to check its illegal trading (rep 15/10/2021)

Inland Revenue Office raids tax evading suppliers (kh 06/10/2021)

Birgunj customs office collects Rs 855.08 billion in two months (kh 27/09/2021), Biggest Birgunj customs collects Rs 40 bln revenue in two months (kh 29/09/2021)

Revenue Department files cases claiming Rs24.74 billion in lost taxes : Cases involve use of fake value added tax receipts and foreign currency misuse by firms and individuals, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/0/2021)

FinMin Sharma under scanner over his decision to waive taxes on sponge iron, by Balkrishna Gyawali rep 18/09/2021)

Lalitpur metropolis starts bringing vehicles with advertisements under tax net (rep 13/09/2021)

Govt hikes tax on two-wheelers (kh 11/09/2021)

Kathmandu Metropolitan City is using music and dance to caution tax defaulters : Seventy-five businesses and entities owe the City Rs 600 million in taxes, say officials, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/08/2021)

Impose inheritance tax to change politics : Family feuds generally revolve around ancestral assets in the form of land and property, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 24/08/2021)

NOC contributes Rs 97 billion to govt’s revenue, by Dilip Poudel (rep 24/08/2021)

Govt Launches Customs Reform And Modernisation Plan (rn 18/08/2021)

KMC gives three-day ultimatum to 23 big taxpayers to pay taxes (rep 28/07/2021), Kathmandu Metropolitan City announces to padlock offices of 23 tax evaders : Analysts say the City has made such promises in the past as well and, owing to a lack of sincerity on the part of its officials, has failed to bring taxpayers under the tax net, by Anup Ojha (kp 30/07/2021)

Bagmati Province launch TMIS, an online platform to pay vehicle tax (rep 24/07/2021)

Revenue of over Rs 80 million collected (kh 18/07/2021)

Food industry evading tax worth over Rs 90 million (kh 08/07/2021)

Government is way behind tax revenue target as fiscal year ends on July 15 : Annual target is Rs450 billion but the Inland Revenue Department has collected just Rs373.26 billion until July 3, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/07/2021)

Bhatbhateni Supermarket tax fraud case: SC allows review of its former verdict (kh 25/06/2021)

KMC to provide special discount to taxpayers (kh 18/06/2021)

Private sector urges tax filing deadline extension (ht 05/05/2021)

13 firms accused of embezzling Rs 2.19 billion using fake VAT bills (rep 25/04/2021)

DoRI files revenue fraud cases against 16 people (ht 24/04/2021)

Tax authorities bust fake VAT bill racket : Individuals associated with more than 170 firms charged with tax evasion amounting to Rs22 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/04/2021)

DoC plans to hire custom agents after two decades (ht 30/03/2021)

Cases filed against nine firms for dodging nearly Rs3 billion in taxes : Four of these firms, with involvement of the same person, were found to be selling goods that they had not procured legally. The racket involves purchase of fake VAT bills (kp 27/03/2021)

KMC to bring house owners, businesspersons under tax net (ht 24/03/2021)

Over 500,000 taxpayers hit by pandemic get tax waiver worth over Rs2 billion : In the Financial Act, the government provisioned tax discounts ranging from 20 to 75 percent for pandemic-affected businesses from their tax liability for last fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/03/2021)

Tax authority seeks domestic solution to excise sticker shortage problem : After awarding contracts to Janak Education Materials Centre to print 1.44 billion pieces of excise stickers, officials are considering ordering a billion more pieces, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/03/2021)

Scheme to motivate tax arrears payment sees poor response : Just over 8,000 people have taken advantage of the scheme so far against the targeted participation of more than 40,000, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/03/2021)

Fewer taxpayers obtain PAN as coronavirus bites economy : According to the Finance Ministry, 393,630 persons and firms received taxpayer identification numbers during the first six months, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/03/2021)

20 per cent local stake in Ncell needs to be probed : Money appears to have flowed covertly to fund local partners via tax havens (ht 10/01/2021), Start a probe : While Nepal welcomes FDI, we must see to it that there are no shady deals to circumvent the country’s laws (ht 11/01/2021)

LTO reassesses Ncell’s CGT liability at Rs 60 billion (ht 04/01/2021)

Supreme Court seeks govt explanations on scrapping 10% customs duty on imported books (rep 19/12/2020)

Tax authority’s excise sticker procurement bid faces yet another legal hurdle : Court’s latest interim order to halt the process may impact  production and distribution of liquors and tobacco in the country, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/12/2020)

Five firms accused of embezzling Rs 410 million using fake VAT bills (rep 03/12/2020)

FNCCI demands repeal of double taxation system (ht 03/12/2020)

Outstanding tax dues top Rs100 billion as government struggles to raise revenue : Taxpayers have appealed to the Department of Inland Revenue and revenue tribunals for a reassessment of their dues (kp 29/11/2020)

Nepal steps up preparations to sign Double Tax Avoidance Agreement with three more countries (rep 28/11/2020)

Insignificant revenue, pressure made  government roll back duty on books : While importers welcome the move, authorities are now worried about capital flight with overvaluation of imported books, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/11/2020)

Half of taxpayers fail to file tax returns as virus hits income, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/11/2020)

Govt’s revenue mobilisation stands at 22.33% of the country’s GDP in 2019/20 (rep 26/11/2020)

Business owners told to clear income tax dues by mid-March (ht 26/11/2020)

IRD collected Rs 384.53bn revenue last fiscal (ht 25/11/2020)

FinMin urges stakeholders to meet revenue target (ht 24/11/2020)

Remove the ‘luxury tax’ to overcome period poverty in Nepal : Nepal should stop charging value added tax on menstrual products to make them more affordable, by Jesselina Rana and Shubhangi Rana (kp 18/11/2020)

Slow first quarter revenue may force  government to borrow more : Authorities may fail to show urgency to make up for the gap amid sluggish spending, thereby upending economic activities, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/11/2020)

Rasuwa customs office collects Rs 1 billion in revenue in four months (rep 11/11/2020)

Biratnagar Inland Revenue Office fails to meet revenue collection target (kh 10/11/2020)

First quarter end gives some respite to govt in revenue collection (rep 17/10/2020)

Tax authority tells nearly 30,000 firms to submit tax details or face de-registration : The number of non-filers has been growing each year and most of these businesses are not in operation, say authorities, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/10/2020)

Revenue collection exceeds target in Nepalgunj customs office (kh 22/09/2020)

As revenue dips, provincial and local governments worry about funds from centre : Federal government can reduce the promised funds but this would jeopardise projects, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/09/2020)

Government press for textbooks to print nearly 100 million excise duty stickers : Inland Revenue Department forced to seek domestic solution as an emergency measure since it has run out of important stickers with Indonesian company selected to print them not showing up and Lithuanian company’s claim in court, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/08/2020)

Government collects Rs 61bn revenue in first month of current fiscal (ht 20/08/2020)

Officials won’t force taxpayers to clear their dues just yet: They are waiting for the final verdict from the Supreme Court on collection of taxes during the lockdown, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/08/2020), Govt introduces a number of waivers and relief measures for taxpayers late on filing returns (rep 16/08/o2020)

Around 200 firms sell fake VAT bills worth Rs 15 billion leading to huge tax evasion: Revenue probe department: The racketeers who sold the fake VAT bills have been found to have registered firms in the name of poor and ignorant people from rural areas so that they can avoid being indicted by law enforcement agencies, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/08/2020)

Book imports at a trickle as issues remain unresolved: Government not backing down on decision to tax books published in West based on their original value even as importers pay discounted Indian prices (kp) [Politicians cannot read, at least they don't. So, why should they try to promote people's literacy?]

Revenue Collection: What is a realistic target in a Covid-19 fiscal Year? (kh 18/07/2020)

Cases filed against six people for Rs3.82b revenue dodging: According to the department, the company dodged customs duty amounting to Rs1.71 billion, value added tax (VAT) amounting to Rs592.81 million and income tax including capital gain tax amounting to Rs121.43 million, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/07/2020)

Driving in reverse gear: Nepal's new tax policy is not in support of the adoption of electric vehicles. It is actually going against the global trend, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 16/07/2020)

Revenue collection picks up pace as taxpayers volunteer to pay to state coffers: As per a Supreme Court order, tax authority should give taxpayers at least 30 days from the day of complete lifting of the lockdown to pay their dues, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/07/2020)

Tax authorities, government-run presses negotiating deal to print excise duty stickers: The department is considering to assign the job to a government press after the Indonesian company selected to print the stickers failed to show up to sign the contract, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/07/2020)

Businesses start paying taxes though not obliged to (ht 25/06/2020)

Shortage of excise stickers likely to deepen after Indonesian company fails to sign contract: Authorities look for alternatives as they can’t issue fresh bids or award the contract to the second-ranked bidder, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/06/2020)

Finance minister shows bleak revenue situation as court halts revenue collection: Government fears it will be unable to meet liabilities such as salary, pension and social security allowance, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/06/2020)

Supreme Court orders government to allow taxpayers a month after lockdown ends: Authorities ordered not to implement tax notice and make justifiable review at places where people continue to face difficulties (kp 12/06/2020)

Taxman shows leniency toward liquor sector and casino licence holders: The liquor industry is already heavily taxed, and sales have dropped due to the lockdown, an official says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/06/2020)

As the never-ending lockdown continues, taxmen ask business firms to clear taxes: Taxpayers say they have not been able to collect cash from the market and are unable to pay the tax at the moment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/06/2020) [???], Deadline to pay taxes extended by a fortnight to June 21: The Inland Revenue Department deferred the deadline after meeting with widespread criticism for asking citizens to pay taxes in the middle of a lockdown, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/06/2020)

Move to raise taxes on EVs draws flak (ht 30/05/2020)

Budget announces significant tax exemptions of up to 75 percent for micro and small industries: The budget for the upcoming fiscal year has sought to provide remedy to industries affected by Covid-19, including tourism, agriculture and small businesses, by Prithvi Man Shrtestha (kp 29/05/2020)

Lockdown Effect: Customs Office Collects Not A Penny Since April 13 (rn 08/05/2020)

Lockdown hits revenue collection at Birgunj Integrated Check Post: Collection reached 35.61 percent of the total revenue intake targeted for the period March 14 to April 11, by Ahankar Acharya (kp 17/04/2020)

Govt collected only Rs 42b in taxes last month (rep 14/04/2020)

Ncell deposits Rs 14.33 billion in govt coffer, meets CGT responsibilities (ht 13/04/2020)

IRD extends deadline for VAT until May 7 (rep 06/04/2020)

Revenue collection from domestic sources on the rise (rep 30/03/2020)

The mystery behind books and taxes: There is absolutely no proof that the customs duty on imported books has benefitted local printing presses, by Ruzel Shrestha (kp 23/03/2020)

Tax authority picks Indonesian company for supplying excise duty stickers: Perum Peruri quoted a price of $10.47 million—the lowest among four bidders, according to the Inland Revenue Department, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/03/2020)

Revenue Investigation body issues public notice to firms involved in suspicious transactions: Most of the firms were allegedly involved in the transaction of fake VAT bills, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/03/2020)

Government issues 35-day ultimatum to non-paying casinos and hotels: The defaulting firms have been told to settle their overdue royalties and taxes totalling Rs 1.57 billion with penalty and interest, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/03/2020)

Export revenues from listed products down 4 percent in the first six months: Shipments from mid-July to mid-January were worth Rs 18.09 billion, according to the Trade and Export Promotion Centre, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/02/2020)

Govt raises infrastructure tax on petrol, diesel by Rs 5 per liter (rep 28/02/2020) [??]

Supreme Court paves way for tax authority to procure excise duty stickers: The process to procure the excise stickers that need to be pasted on liquor and tobacco products had to be put on hold after a writ petition demanded that domestic printers also be allowed to participate in the bidding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/02/2020), With Supreme Court consent, tax authority moves forward with plans to procure excise duty stickers: Excise stickers for imported liquor have run out and the current stock of stickers for domestic liquor and tobacco will only last until mid-June, say officials, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp

Stock of excise duty stickers for domestic liquor and tobacco products depleting fast: Tax officials say they have few options—either using stickers meant for other types of products or put a halt to sales of domestic liquor and tobacco product, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/02/2020)

10pc VAT rebate scheme on e-payments from today (ht 11/02/2020)

Ncell to pay all outstanding dues by May, tax authority says: After paying Rs4.5 billion in December last year, the company is supposed to pay around Rs19 billion in tax dues and interest (kp 01/02/2020)

Bookstores' decision to halt imports places attention once again on taxes on books: Responding to the decision, many on social media have decried the taxation of books on the grounds that reading is about learning and education, by Shashwat Pant (kp 30/01/2020), Scrap the import duty on books: They should be making books cheaper, not more expensive (kp 31/01/2020)

Dadheldhura locals complain of ‘exorbitant’ taxes: Many locals complain that the rising rate of taxes has taken a toll on their finances, by D.R. Pant (kp 28/01/2020)

Revenue from internal sector improving: FinMin (rep 27/01/2020)

Government forming permanent revenue board to address tax concerns (rep 26/01/2020)

Rasuwa customs collects Rs 27.5 billion in revenue since 2015 (rep 26/01/2020)

Nepalgunj Customs Office raises revenue target despite illegal imports, by Arjun Oli (kp 23/01/2020)

Drinking water users’ committees told to pay income tax on savings, and they are not happy: Consumer committees say they should get tax exemption as they are not distributing dividends from their saved amount, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/01/2020)

Federal government faces a revenue deficit of Rs 90 billion in the first half: Government officials blame a drop in imports and sluggish economic activities for the fall in revenue collection, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/01/2020)

Revenue collection falls short by Rs 104b in first half (rep 16/01/2020)

Rasuwagadhi meets 78% of annual revenue target in 6 months, by Himnath Devkot (rep 16/01/2020)

Bhat-Bhateni among firms faking VAT bills worth millions: SC (rep 14/01/2020)

Government is running out of duty stickers and that may halt liquor and cigarette sales: All liquor and cigarette products require an excise duty sticker, but with the procurement process halted, stickers are fast running out, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/01/2020) [This is the best government (in)action for people's health yet!]

British Council owes millions in taxes, a complaint filed in Parliament says: A consumer rights forum lodged a complaint alleging that the British Council has not paid taxes on its income from IELTS, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/01/2020)

Ncell pays Rs4.5 billion from its outstanding tax liability: The Supreme Court on November 21 determined the tax to be paid by Ncell at Rs21.1 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/01/2020)

What Ncell tax dispute is all about: Confusions arose early on whether to tax the mega buyout deal. Campaigners later pressured government authorities and the court to recover the tax dues. Now an international tribunal has ruled in Ncell's favour as tax authorities didn't defend the case, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/12/2019)

DRI files cases to recover Rs 118.11 million in taxes, fine (rep 25/12/2019)

After LTO, NTA tells Ncell to ‘clear all dues’: Telecom company has to do so by Jan 2, otherwise it risks losing frequency blocks it won in recent spectrum auction, by Sujan Dhungana (kp 24/12/2019), Supreme Court refuses to register petition demanding a review of its verdict on Ncell tax: A full verdict of the court last month had fixed outstanding tax dues of the telecom company at Rs21.1 billion against tax authority’s claim of Rs39.06 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/12/2019)

LTO starts consultation with MoF to chart future course (ht 21/12/2019)

Fake bill scam: DRI seeks Rs 1.95bn from Varun Beverages (ht 20/12/2019), Varun Beverages pays Rs1.6 billion bail to prevent arrest of its officials over tax fraud case: The Department of Revenue Investigation had on Tuesday filed a case against seven current and former officials of the company for evading tax worth Rs649.6 million by producing fake VAT bills, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/12/2019) [This must not prevent them from being punished by a law court!]

Govt told not to collect CGT from Ncell: A US-based international court issues interim order, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/12/2019), Confusion reigns over Ncell’s tax liability after international tribunal’s provisional order: International arbitration body’s ruling that Ncell does not need to pay any capital gains tax contradicts a ruling by Nepal’s Supreme Court, by Prithvi Man Shrtestha (kp 23/12/2019), Ncell gets 15-day ultimatum to pay CGT: ICSID’s interim order to be discussed with govt: LTO by Sujan Dhungana (ht 23/12/2019)

Revenue collection growth rate plunges amid reduced imports: Experts say that a heavy slump in average growth rate in revenue should be a cause for concern as it may lead to the government failing to finance development projects, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/12/2019)

Ncell asked to pay Rs 22.44bn by Dec 19 (ht 09/12/2019)

DRI files cases against 50 tax evaders (rep 03/12/2019)

Simplifying tax regime; The goal of an ideal tax regime is not to create an extractive system but to increase the yield from economic activities while running the state efficiently, by Biswo Poudel (rep 02/12/2019)

‘Bring homestay service under income tax net’ (ht 27/11/2019)

Supreme Court says Ncell’s tax liability stands at Rs 21.10 billion: The tax authorities had initially determined a liability of Rs39.06 billion (kp 22/11/2019)

LTO recognises NT as highest taxpayer, Ncell not even in the race (ht 21/11/2019)

DRI sues three firms for using fake VAT bills to evade taxes (rep 19/11/2019)

Govt felicitates highest taxpayers, by Umesh Poudel (ht 18/11/2019), Three-fourth of taxes will be collected from internal sources: FinMin (rep 18/11/2019)

IRD’s revenue collection target unmet (ht 17/11/2019)

Revenue Investigation Department files cases on multi-billion rupee tax evasion scam: More than 900 firms are under investigation for purchasing fake VAT bills, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/11/2019)

Tariffs on half a dozen goods revised again after Q1 (rep 14/11/2019)

Medical colleges charged extra fees of nearly Rs3 billion in three years, a new report says: As some colleges received fees without providing bills, there has also been tax evasion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/11/2019)

Govt raises customs duty on gold, silver: Decision will hit our businesses hard, say jewellers, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 11/11/2019), Gold imports grind to a halt as buyers flee high prices: The yellow metal traded at Rs71,200 per tola in the local bullion market on Tuesday, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/11/209)

Truckers’ syndicate against mandatory VAT, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 04/11/2019) [?????]

Birgunj customs falls 32% short of revenue target, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 31/10/2019)

After a massive revenue shortfall, officials find the culprit: overambitious target: Although a decline in imports contributed to the shortfall, experts have also raised questions about poor collections from domestic economic activities, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/10/2019)

Tax authorities say defaulters’ bank accounts will remain frozen: Despite adopting measures last year, many are yet to clear their dues, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/09/2019)

Government revenues take a hit as imports decrease: Traders cite weak demand and high import duties for the decline, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 21/09/2019)

Govt to auction imported vehicles parked at  Birgunj customs office: Automobile importers yet to collect over 350 vehicles, by Umesh Poudel (ht 20/09/2019)

CFUGs launch protests against overlapping taxes (rep 17/09/2019)

Revenue Investigation Department readies case against fake VAT bill purchasers: There have been deals of such bills amounting to Rs10 billion, in one of the largest revenue evasion scams, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/09/2019)

MoFA lobbying for full exemption of tax on 'foreign allowance', by Sunil Sapkota (rep 12/09/2019)

Govt says rumours being spread about tax system (ht 06/09/2019)

The Bogeyman Of Inheritance Tax, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 05/09/2019)

Govt mulls introducing inheritance tax, by GP Bhandari (rep 31/08/2019), Plan to introduce inheritance tax draws mixed reaction (rep 01/09/2019)

Supreme court gives respite to Ncell in capital gains tax case: Supreme Court says the mobile company’s tax liability does not stand at Rs39 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/08/2019), SC rules in Ncell’s favour: The telecom’s dues now is Rs 22bn as it has already paid Rs 23 bn , by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/08/2019), Lawmakers concerned about SC’s Ncell verdict (ht 31/08/2019)

Service seekers troop to collect PPAN, over 40,000 receive cards, by Arjun Oli (rep 24/08/2019)

Permanent account number rule to come into force despite calls for deferral: The private sector said implementation should be postponed because of practical difficulties, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/08/2019), PAN not necessary for daily wage up to Rs 2,000 (ht 21/08/2019)

Pathao seeks review on tax liability, Tootle stays passive: Officials say tax would be recovered from Tootle as any other tax dues, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/08/2019)

Court orders Gorkha Brewery to clear Rs 871.4m in a week: In June, the brewery lodged a petition expressing dissatisfaction over the tax determined by the Inland Revenue Office, by Samuel Chhetri (kp 01/08/2019)

Row related to CGT in share transaction resolved (ht 01/08/2019)

Over 6,100 firms join VCTS, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 30/07/2019)

Builders complain about tax authority freezing their bank accounts: Those having tax liability face action such as export-import ban and travel restriction, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/07/2019)

Things to know about PAN, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 28/07/2019)

Complexity of computing capital gains hinders implementation of new rule: Share investors, brokers and even the regulatory authority have no idea how to implement the government's new policy, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/07/2019)

Revenue collection target missed by Rs 25bn (ht 18/07/2019)

Govt enforces online consignment tracking system: Private sector leaders skeptical about effective implementation (rep 18/07/2019)

Revenue Investigation Department identifies new group involved in faking and selling VAT bills: Investigations show fake VAT bills worth over Rs8 billion were sold to more than 600 firms, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/07/2019)

Whose book is it anyway? India and Nepal have finally agreed on something: the decision to charge an import tax on imported books, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 12/07/2019)

Govt decision to impose 90% tax on community forests draws flak (rep 09/07/2019)

PAN mandatory for all income earners from mid-July, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 02/07/2019)

Tax office freezes bank accounts of over 5,000 taxpayers—firms and individuals: Officials say some of them have been barred from travelling abroad, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/07/2019)

Supreme Court clears the deck for tax authority to recover unpaid taxes from Sumargi: Inland Revenue Department says Sumargi sold his stake in Nepal Satellite Telecom for Rs5.63 billion to Cyprus-based Airbell Service, but failed to pay capital gains tax, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/06/2019)

Customs duty on books adds to students’ financial burden while killing reading culture: While publishers and book enthusiasts say the customs duty is unnecessary,  others say it could benefit the Nepali publishing industry, by Diya Rijal and Bhrikuti Rai (kp 22/06/2019)

In latest fake VAT bill scandal, revenue department charges 15 individuals: Suspects are accused of evading Rs 2.9b in taxes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/06/2019)

'Tax waiver for startup' scheme ambiguous, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 19/06/2019)

Revenue Investigation Department files tax evasion cases against 238 persons: Department seeks Rs18.32 billion in fines and up to three years’ imprisonment, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/06/2019)

New tax rule to fine customers who do not receive VAT bill while buying goods, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/06/2019)

Rasuwagadhi customs collected Rs 10b in 11 months (rep 17/06/2019)

VAT refund privilege scrapped for commercial users of cooking gas, diesel: Currently, factories and hotels receive up to 40 percent of the value added tax amount as tax refund, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/06/2019)

Govt mulls higher import duty on luxury goods (ht 13/06/2019)

Value added tax shoots prices of essentials: Rice, pulses, sugar and flour have become dearer after the budget, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/06/2019)

Government amends VAT rule to improve compliance (rep 04/06/2019)

Consumers, suppliers to share VAT burden, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 03/06/2019)

Government revises tax structure and changes income tax slab for salary earners: To encourage transactions under the VAT regime, finance minister announces  a 10 percent return if payments are made digitally or through bank cards, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/05/2019)

Poor revenue collection puts government in tight spot: The Economic Survey shows the government is under pressure to manage resources in relation to the expanding government expenditure, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/05/2019)

Govt plans to raise CGT on share transactions from next fiscal year, by Umesh Poudel (ht 27/05/2019)

‘Tax hike on tobacco products will bring down patients of cancer, heart diseases’ (ht 25/05/2019)

10pc gap on import tax for raw materials, finished goods (ht 25/05/2019)

Sirsiya Dry Port misses revenue target: The customs office is struggling to meet the target due to decline in trade, especially iron and sugar imports, by Shankar Acharya (kp 24/05/2019)

Arbitration request filed against Nepal over Ncell tax row: World body: The registration paves the way for the formation of tribunal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/05/2019), Axiata’s request for int’l arbitration registered: Formal process begins but lawyers say parties may also choose amicable settlement (rep 23/05/2019)

Ajeya Raj Sumargi has refused to pay capital gains dues, tax office says: The dues are related to a seven-year-old deal in which TeliaSonera bought 75 percent shares from Sumargi’s Nepal Satellite Telecom, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 21/05/2019)

No changes in liabilities of Tootle and Pathao in final tax assessments: Officials say the government has to recover dues because  VAT is applicable to their business, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/05/2019)

Ncell tax issue prolongs as court upholds order not to collect dues, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/05/2019)

MoF under pressure to achieve revenue target: Government’s policies to tighten import also to be blamed for tepid collection, say officials (ht 02/05/2019)

Legal experts doubt success of Ncell and Axiata’s international arbitration move: They say Nepal-UK investment treaty does not  allow international arbitration on taxation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/05/2019)

Fake VAT bill scam, which is under probe, estimated to be worth over Rs 7 billion: Failure to take timely measures and non-implementation of laws encouraged  fraudsters to continue practice, experts and officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/04/2019)

Finance Minister hints at expanding tax base, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/04/2019)

Ncell challenges tax determined by authority at Supreme Court: Mobile company says tax liability from capital gains stands at Rs 14 billion—not Rs 39 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/04/2019), Court tells authorities not to ask Ncell to pay dues for now: The order comes days after Large Taxpayers Office determined tax for mobile firm at  Rs 39.06 billion, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/04/2019)

Time to consider an inheritance tax: People are free to earn and spend, but for opulence and activities that hinder productivity, the state can push measures, by Sukeev Shakya (kp 23/04/2019)

Pashmina export revenues falling despite government incentives, by Rajesh Khanal(kp 20/04/2019)

IRD asks Tootle to pay Rs 33.9 million tax, by Umesh Poudel (ht 18/04/2019), VAT for Pathao set at Rs3 million: The move comes  a week after similar action was taken against Tootle, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/04/2019)

Tax office says Ncell dues will make up for around half of the revenue target shortfall: The mobile firm, authorities say, has not responded to the seven-day deadline to pay capital gains tax, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/04/2019), The judges have spoken: The future course of action depends on how Axiata reacts to the court order, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 18/04/2019), As Ncell mulls tax decision, experts say it has no option but to pay its dues: Ncell could, however, seek a review on the amount or file a dispute with an international body, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (22/04/2019)

Tax authorities give Ncell seven days to pay Rs 39 billion in dues: The total capital gains tax for private telecom company Ncell and its parent company Axiata has been set at Rs 62.63 billion, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/04/2019)

Govt working towards dynamic taxation system, says Khatiwada (ht 16/04/2019)

Govt gets three months to recover tax from Ncell, Axiata, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 10/04/2019), Supreme Court sets three-month deadline for Ncell, Axiata to clear dues: The mobile company has been barred from repatriating profit and distributing dividend until it pays capital gains tax, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/04/2019)

Issue bills, not ‘challans’: Taxman to Fire And Ice: VAT spat: Unrepentant even after being penalised (ht 01/04/2019)

Tax department takes step to find fake VAT bill purchasers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/03/2019)

Businesses fleecing consumers: Sellers, restaurateurs in capital illegally adding value added tax to retail, menu prices of products, food items, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 27/03/2019)

More businesses and firms found involved in fake VAT bill scam: Tax evasion racket burdens a government that is struggling to meet its revenue target, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/03/2019)

Drawing parallels: The Ncell case is reminiscent of the Vodafone scam in India, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 11/03/2019)

Case filed against firms issuing fake VAT bills: Despite earlier scandal, racketeers continue to issue counterfeit bills evading billions of rupees in taxes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/03/2019)

Revenue body takes on big cases after coming under PM’s office, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/03/2019)

Taxation and misconception: Conflict on concurrent powers on revenue generation might remain. Government should harmonize taxes in different tiers and across horizontal units, by Dila Datt Pant and Shailendra Uprety (rep 26/02/2019)

Revenue collection at Birgunj Customs hit due to protests: Only Rs7.58 billion has been collected so far out of a target of Rs13.72 billion, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/02/2019)

Top court orders Ncell and Axiata to pay capital gains tax: Order paves the way for government to recover billions, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/02/2019), Supreme Court weighs in on Ncell tax dispute, by Sharad Ojha (nt 08/02/2019), Ncell, Axiata need to pay Rs75 billion in capital gains tax: Liability of two  companies is related to 2016 purchase deal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/02/2019), Tax authority sets Rs 87 billion in capital gains tax on Ncell deal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/02/2019), House panel asks govt to collect CGT from Ncell at the earliest (ht 11/02/2019)

Tax exploitation in Nepal: High taxation policy pursued by Nepal has worked as a powerful drag on the economy by hurting private sector incentive and discouraging foreign investment, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 06/02/2019)

Rasuwagadhi revenue crosses Rs 15b post-quake, by Himnath Devkota (rep 27/01/2019)

Misleading figures: The Finance Ministry must make a public statement as to how erroneous figures on revenue collection came to the fore (ht 22/01/2019), Why is government hiding revenue information for two weeks? An estimated Rs 100 billion was duplicated in the account (rep 31/01/2019)

Revenues from exports of designated products up 7pc: According to TEPC, the country earned Rs15.76 billion from exports of nine NTIS products between mid-July and mid-December, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/01/2019)

Legal contradictions put local levels in a fix (ht 07/01/2019)

Bill to scrap controversial Tax Settlement Act, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/12/2018)

DoT collects Rs 460 million revenue in four months (rep 16/12/2018), Tourism dept collects Rs 451m revenue in first 4 months of FY18/19 (rep 23/12/2018)

Locals of Nagarkot protest against local units for double taxation on tourists, by Krishna KC (rep 15/11/2018)

Ministry for repealing tax settlement Act: Move follows  controversy over exemption of taxes totalling Rs21 billion granted by the Tax Settlement Commission: Move follows  controversy over exemption of taxes totalling Rs21 billion granted by the Tax Settlement Commission, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/10/2018)

Tax beyond people's capacity at local levels: Study Report (rep 26/10/2018)

Traders ignore IRD’s directive (ht 26/10/2018)

Rasuwagadhi customs mobilizes Rs 2.32 billion in revenue in Q1, by Himnath Devkota (rep 25/10/2018)

Revenue growth of 41.7pc seen in Q1 (ht 24/10/2018)

Customs revenue jumps on soaring Dashain imports, by Balram Ghimire (kp 17/10/2018)

Import financing, revenue positively correlated (ht 15/10/2018)

In Dang, Double taxation continues unabated, by Devendra Basnet (rep 25/09/2018)

Revenue probe comes under PM’s office (kp 25/09/2018)

Govt forms committee to sign tax treaty with various countries, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/09/2018)

Panel submits report to FinMin: Three major aspects on dispute of tax enforcement by the local and provincial governments  highlighted (ht 21/09/2018)

Rasuwagadhi Customs Point misses revenue targets, by Himnath Devkota (rep 19/09/2018)

Revenue collection  surges 36.7 per cent (ht 19/09/2018)

Medium level taxpayers’ office established (ht 18/09/2018)

Tax row due to ‘increased rates’: Probe member says most local units have not imposed taxes besides those authorised by the laws, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/09/2018)

Review Flawed Property Tax, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 02/09/2018)

Kathmandu, local level spar over wealth tax: Municipal Association of Nepal says the Finance Act for this fiscal year will hit their revenue collection; The federal government claims tax on house and the area covered by it, asking local level to collect land tax elsewhere, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/09/2018)

Even poor farmers, vendors forced to pay taxes, by Bishan Chettri (rep 01/09/2018)

Traders in humla Want tax office in district, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya (kp 31/08/2018)

Government panel begins study on tax dispute (ht 31/08/2018)

Government defends taxes (kp 29/08/2018)

Land revenue data goes digital: Asian Development Bank supports 14 of 29 Land Revenue Offices (kp 28/08/2018)

Govt collects Rs 62.97 billion in revenue in the 1st month of FY2018/19: Finance ministry officials term collection encouraging (rep 28/08/2018)

DoT sees revenues rise by 26% (rep 27/08/2018)

Revenue collection hit (kp 24/08/2018)

Smuggling of peppers thrive after betel nuts, by Parbat Portel (kp 23/08/2018)

'Local taxes are not the consequence of federalism', by Mahabir Paudyal and Rudra Pangeni (rep 22/08/2018) [No, the current tax chaos is a consequence of the total inactivity of the government with regard to a legal regulation of the federal state! Such a regulation should have been introduced for all three levels of the new system before the local elections!]

Fruits and vegetables trade still out of tax net (rep 22/08/2018)

Water suppliers warn of service closure (kp 21/08/2018) [Because of local taxes]

Local government imposes Rs 50 per kg ‘export tax’ on apples, by LP Devkota (kp 20/08/2018) [Those responsible should be brought to justice!]

Federal Tax Regime Under Attack, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/08/2018)

Khatiwada says current tax system is more just (kp 18/08/2018)

Himalayan Cargo operator ‘evaded tax’: Department of Revenue Investigation seeks three-year jail, Rs 2.72 billion in penalty for husband-and-wife team, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 18/08/2018)

Public vents ire against tax hikes, by Prashasthy Karki (rep 17/08/2018)

Gaushala revises controversial tax rates following public uproar (kp 16/08/2018)

Rising Taxes: A Pain In The Neck, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 15/08/2018), Trials and tribulations: Nepalis have become disheartened because of arbitrary taxation (kp 16/08/2018), No taxation without service delivery (rep 16/08/2018)

New taxes galore: Local units are on a tax collection spree prompting the federal government to step in, by Binay Kumar Mishra (kp 13/08/2018), ‘People are paying taxes for chickens and ducks’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/08/2018)

Metros trim house rent tax by 2pc: Kathmandu Metropolis expects to collect Rs 2 billion in tax revenue (kp 10/08/2018)

Ilam Municipality imposes 50 paisa tax on petroleum products (rep 01/08/2018)

Provinces refuse to pullback taxes (kp 31/07/2018)

Birgunj traders take to streets against tax hike: Industrialists claim that the decision to hike tax rates was made hastily without getting input from them and would cause economic mayhem, by Shankar Acharya and Bhusan Yadav (kp 30/07/2018)

Achieving VAT target: New budget’s revenue target of VAT hinges on how effectively Inland Revenue Department controls evasion up to retail sales, by Naryan Silwal (rep 26/07/2018)

Income tax sees shortfall of 7.33% against target: Experts say slow growth in income tax indicates deteriorating health of the economy (rep 25/07/2018)

Provinces and Centre in tax row: Federal government says District Export Tax unconstitutional, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/07/2018)

DRI seeks Rs990m bail from tax evaders: Customs agent Nawaraj Upadhyaya at Bhairahawa customs office and his son were arrested on the charge of helping an individual evade tax worth Rs 180 million (kp 22/07/2018)

Bhairahawa Customs misses revenue target, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 21/07/2018)

Rasuwa Customs beats revenue collection target, by Balram Ghimire (kp 20/07/2018)

Think outside the box: With a benign tax system, Nepal will emerge as an attractive investment destination, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 18/07/2018)

Birgunj customs mobilizes Rs 161 billion in revenue: Achieves only 98 percent of revenue target set by government, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 18/07/2018)

ICP and Dry Port collect revenue worth Rs158 billion, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/07/2018)

Mandatory VAT puts small enterprises like beauty parlors and tailors at risk (rep 16/07/2018)

Birgunj meets revenue target in 10 months, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/07/2018)

VAT rebate cancellation worries textile makers (ht 10/07/2018)

Decision to upgrade Satti small customs into main customs elates locals, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 08/07/2018)

CGT calculation row: Govt taskforce yet to come up with recommendation (rep 28/06/2018)

Taxman to apply VAT regardless of turnover (kp 22/06/2018)

Budget fails to usher reforms in tax system (ht 21/06/2019)

VAT registered taxpayers in LTO connected to IRD’s central server (ht 21/06/2018)

VAT vs GST: India adopted goods and service tax, but that does not mean Nepal has to follow suit, by Deepak Sharma (kp 20/06/2018)

Brick factories in Dhading openly evading tax, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 18/06/2018)

CGT concerns weigh on investors’ sentiment (ht 17/06/2018)

Rasuwa Customs exceeds revenue collection target, by Balram Ghimire (kp 16/06/2018)

FinMin for tax system revisit (ht 12/06/2018)

Scrapping of integrated property tax leaves local units in confusion, by Rohit Rai (rep 11/06/2018)

Govt rolls back decision to hike CGT threshold: NEPSE jumps 13.91 points following the move (kp 07/06/2018), Share trading resumes: Revision of CGT calculation method suspended for two weeks (ht 07/06/2018)

VAT on brokerage service charge scrapped (rep 01/06/2018)

Citizens to pay more tax on luxury goods, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/05/2018), New income tax slab introduced: Excise duty raised on tobacco, liquor and automobile, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 30/05/2018), Lower taxes for low- and middle-income earners, by Sagar Ghimirea (rep (30/05/2018), High taxes will deter investors: Congress (kp 31/05/2018)

VAT rebate on mobile phone imports not benefiting consumers (ht 29/05/2018)

Budget to change tax rates massively (ht 27/05/2018)

Taxman targets payment from foreign missions: The IRD said the move was designed to widen the tax net and thereby increase government revenue (kp 26/05/2018)

Import duty on rice may be hiked to 15pc (ht 16/05/2018)

SC show cause over customs duty on sugar (kp 15/05/2018), SC stays govt’s decision to raise import duty on sugar (ht 15/05/2018), Finance ministry files petition at Supreme Court to vacate stay order (ht 18/05/2018), SC upholds govt decision (kp 05/06/2018)

No improvement in customs revenue collection, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 04/05/2018)

MoH recommends hiking excise duty on tobacco products (ht 01/05/2018)

Taxmen clamp down on fake excise duty stickers, by Shanker Acharya (kp 27/04/2018)

Officials worry over drop in customs revenue from RMG, tobacco, by Rudra Pangeni (kp 25/04/2018)

Evaluating VAT: Unwanted exemptions and unnecessary revision have been made in VAT Act to overcome internal weakness. This needs to be corrected, by Narayan Silwal (rep 24/04/2018)

Public transport operators not yet in tax net: Registration as companies is expected to widen net (rep 19/04/2018)

Mahakali Custom Office sees revenue fall, by Bira Gadal (rep 19/04/2018)

OAG concerned about unpaid VAT worth Rs166m (kp 17/04/2018)

Revenue exemption: Reviewing areas of revenue exemption will certainly give the government a better picture of the impact the facility has made (ht 11/04/2018)

MoF to review revenue exemption facility (ht 10/04/2018)

Tax officials raid Tiger Palace Casino Resort (kp 09/04/2018)

Govt issues property tax management procedure (ht 08/04/2018)

DRI loses additional authority delegated by former finance ministers, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 05/04/2018)

Tax-related verdicts may be scrutinized: Law Minister Tamang; ‘This will not undermine judicial independence’, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 04/04/2018)

Taxmen crack down on fake excise stickers (kp 31/03/2018)

Tax collection jurisdiction of local govts clarified (ht 27/03/2018)

SEBON, FinMin in talks to cut taxes on shares (kp 23/03/2018)

Ex-king evades Rs 38 million tax: Municipality official, by Yuwaraj Biwas (rep 20/03/2018)

Importers hesitant to clear goods at customs as govt tightens valuation, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 15/03/2018)

Online management system installed at 11 customs points (kp 12/03/2018)

Pay royalty or face rap, regulator tells casinos: Casino Royale, Casino Rad and eight others owe Tourism Department millions in royalties (kp 11/03/2018)

Govt serves ultimatum on tax-defaulting casinos, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/03/2018)

New FinMin instructs DoC to mitigate revenue risks (ht 02/03/2018)

Taxes can be paid electronically soon (kp 01/03/2018)

Govt revenue collection jumps 20.5 percent (kp 23/02/2018)

Govt apathy affects VAT collection (ht 01/02/2018)

Pashupatinagar customs office: Border checkpoint sees revenue dry up, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 29/01/2018)

Bhairahawa Customs misses H1 revenue target, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 29/01/2018)

Stakeholders seek improvement in customs administration (ht 27/01/2018)

Reduce customs tariff on intermediate goods: Pvt sector (ht 26/01/2018)

Revenue collection under major tax headings in H1 below target (ht 25/01/2018)

Revenue collection by Biratnagar customs coming back on track, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 18/01/2018)

Govt close to achieving H1 revenue targets (rep 15/01/2018)

Capital gains tax: LTO serves notice to former Ncell owner (kp 04/01/2018)

Cash shrinks to Rs 114 billion in government vault (rep 02/01/2018)

MoF unable to meet revenue target (ht 25/12/2017)

Govt revenue growth likely to fall to 3.7pc next year (kp 20/12/2017)

Brokers willing to pay VAT if old dues waived (kp 20/12/2017)

VAT collection row in share transaction surfaces again (ht 15/12/2017)

Revenue from land and house registration tax increases (ht 11/12/2017)

Beer producers asked to paste excise duty sticker on bottles (ht 04/12/2017)

Weak VAT realisation hits revenue collection: The below par performance under VAT alone is Rs 1.81 billion (ht 01/12/2017)

Govt mulls slashing corporate tax to attract investment (ht 23/11/2017)

IRD fetes country’s largest taxpayers (kp 18/11/2017)

Taxman to track sales at outlets in real time (kp 17/11/2017)

Well-known firms on tax defaulters’ list (kp 16/11/2017)

Q1 revenue collection up 24pc year-on-year (kp 28/10/2017), IRD manages to meet revenue collection target in third month (ht 28/10/2017)

Inland Revenue ups monitoring, 615 stores booked (kp 17/10/2017)

Sale of NCELL shares: SC seeks details on cap gains on sale of shares, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/10/2017)

‘Tax administration needs to worry about increasing credit filers' (ht 10/10/2017)

Govt imposes VAT on tractor imports, by Binod Bhandari (kp 09/10/2017)

90.47pc of revenue target met (ht 08/10/2017)

Nepal’s revenue-to-GDP ratio highest among SAsian countries (ht 05/10/2017)

IRD slightly misses revenue collection target (ht 27/09/2017), IRD misses revenue target in first 2 mths (kp 28/09/2017)

Tax evasion: Packaged food imports to be strictly monitored (kp 23/09/2017)

Taxman to link its system with billing machines of retailers (kp 18/09/2017)

Revenue mobilization below target in first two months of 2017/18 (rep 18/09/2017)

Govt faces revenue shortfall of Rs 5.67bn: Customs tariff collection declined compared to last year despite increase in trade volume (ht 15/09/2017)

‘Adjustment in customs tariff must to control under-invoicing’ (ht 14/09/2017)

IRD unveils 21-point Kathmandu Declaration: Aims to settle 80pc of arrears within current fiscal year (ht 08/09/2017)

Customs offices in Tarai resume operations (ht 16/08/2017)

Truckers upset by multiple taxation: A dispute arose in the district after local bodies declared their right to tax the export of sand and aggregates extracted from various rivers in Dhading, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 08/08/2017)

Revenue collection from vehicle tax surged 47 per cent last fiscal (ht 02/08/2017)

Private sector tried to prolong life of controversial tax settlement body, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/08/2017)

Tax Settlement Commission followed no clear guidelines (rep 28/07/2017)

Excise duty stickers: New machine readable tags launched, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/07/2017)

Revenue Tribunal settles 69pc of pending cases (kp 25/07/2017)

Bhaktapur’s tourism revenue up two fold (kp 24/07/2017)

Tax exemption scam: SC orders submission of docs related to TSC members (kp 24/07/2017), Tax disputes of over 30 firms settled by sidelining Revenue Tribunal (rep 24/07/2017)

Govt estimates multiplied revenue rise at local level, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/07/2017)

"Tax Settlement Commission itself was against law", interview with Sukadev Bhattarai Khatri (rep 23/07/2017)

TIA customs system digitalised (ht 21/07/2017)

KMC’s vehicle tax revision upsets NCC (kp 20/07/2017)

Revenue collection up 27 pc (kp 19/07/2017), Exponential import growth backs revenue collection (ht 19/07/2017), Tax revenue growth jumps by impressive 31 percent (rep 19/07/2017)

House panel tells govt to repeal TSC Act, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/07/2017)

Permanent tax settlement commission in offing, by Sabin Mishra (ht 18/07/2017)

Liquor companies, breweries given highest tax exemption, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/07/2017)

House panel to govt: Recover taxes from Ncell immediately, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/07/2017)

Central bank bars Axiata from repatriating dividend, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 11/07/2017)

Collection of 15 taxes, fees proposed for local bodies, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 06/07/2017)

Taxing thoughts: Our officials should start learning about opportunities that India’s General Services Tax can create for Nepal, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 04/07/2017)

LTO determines Rs60.71b as capital gains tax, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/06/2017)

Revenue from land transactions soars (kp 24/06/2017)

Plug the loophole: Govt should remove controversial provision from the Tax Settlement Commission Act (kp 20/06/2017)

Govt collects Rs 37 billion revenue from petroleum products, by Dilip Poudel (rep 20/06/2017)

KMC’s tax collection surpasses target (ht 17/06/2017)

House panel tells govt to amend ITSC Act: ITSC officials had been given carte blanche to grant tax reductions to large companies (kp 16/06/2017)

Revenue misappropriation: CIAA summons TSC chairman, member; Asked to appear before anti-graft body tomorrow, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/06/2017)

Ncell deposits Rs13.6 b in due capital gains tax, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/06/2017), Telia served 15-day notice to assess Ncell tax, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/06/2017), Telia says it has no tax liability on Ncell deal, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/06/2017)

Tax rates remain unchanged (rep 30/05/2017)

Revenue collection up by 20 percent (rep 24/05/2017)

Govt’s revenue collection jumps over 40 percent (kp 18/05/2017)

Vehicle tax collections jump 72 percent in Q3 (kp 03/05/2017)

House panel investigates Rs21b tax exemption case (kp 28/04/2017)

The shells of Ncell: There is rumination about whether TeliaSonera’s transaction is an act of outright tax evasion or outrageous tax planning, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 23/04/2017), PAC issues Ncell directive to MoF: In the biggest corporate buyout deal in Nepal, Telia, a Swedish telecom giant, sold its stakes in Ncell to Malaysian company Axiata, for $1.03 billion in 2015 (kp 28/04/2017), Finance Ministry fails to report to PAC (kp 02/05/2017)

IRD collects Rs 172.17bn in nine months (ht 20/04/2017), Govt exceed Q3 revenue collection target (rep 20/04/2017)

Revenue target met by Birgunj Customs, by Shanker Acharya (kp 16/04/2017)

OAG flags increasing trend of revenue exemption (ht 16/04/2017)

Taxmen defining tablet PCs as mobile sets, refunding VAT: OAG, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 15/04/2017)

KMC to use students to widen tax net (kp 07/04/2017)

VAT on some basic commodities to go, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 27/03/2017)

Capital gains tax: Cabinet’s decision to give clean chit to NCELL criticised, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/03/2017), How will govt recover CGT from TeliaSonera? (ht 10/03/2017), PAC summons FinMin, finance secretary (rep 11/03/2017), BRB: Govt committed treason by exempting NCELL capital tax (kp 13/03/2017), PAC decides to summon PM, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 17/03/2017), PM dragged into Ncell CGT issue, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 17/03/2017), Protesters call on PM to collect capital gains tax (kp 22/03/2017), PAC summons Dahal to explain NCELL tax issue, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/04/2017), PM Dahal signals recovery of due amount from NCELL, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 10/04/2017), PAC to CIAA: Launch probe into NCELL tax issue, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/04/2017), Auditor general’s office questions NCELL deal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/04/2017), Finance Ministry most indisciplined with Rs 39b arrears, says audit report, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 13/04/2017), NCELL capital gains tax scam; LTO: Full report on matter by mid-May, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/04/2017), Govt to miss PAC deadline to collect CGT from NCELL (ht 14/04/2017)

Strikes hit customs revenue collection, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/03/2017)

VAT shortfall dents government’s revenue collection performance (ht 01/03/2017)

Revenue collection soars on sizzling realty business, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/02/2017)

Fall in auto lending may hit govt revenue, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/02/2017)

Taxman tightens screws on Pokhara companies: Big hotels and business firms have been clearing their dues following  stringent action by Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 27/01/2017)

Revenue collection surpasses target (ht 26/01/2017)

Capital gains tax issue: PAC fiat not to issue 4G licence to NCELL, by Sanjeev Giri  (kp 25/01/2017), PAC wants NCELL barred from going 4G until capital gains tax cleared, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/01/2017)

Tax, non-tax receipts up 69 percent in 1st half (kp 25/01/2017)

Govt considers waiving VAT on cooking gas (kp 18/01/2017)

NCELL capital gains tax issue: PAC to quiz communications minister, secretary, NTA boss (kp 16/01/2017)

DoC gearing up to introduce CRMSAP on Int’l Customs Day (ht 15/01/2017)

Revenue collection exceeds target (ht 06/01/2017)

‘Remove additional taxes on petroleum products’ (ht 04/01/2017)

Govt revenue jumps by 81.5pc in first 4 months (kp 18/12/2016)

KMC to take action against Yak & Yeti for not paying tax (kp 15/12/2016)

Revenue collection rises exponentially: Nearly 30 pc of annual target met in first four months (ht 07/12/2016)

DRI starts probe against four Biratnagar factories, by Amar Khadka (rep 01/12/2016)

Stakeholders urge improved tax system (ht 23/11/2016)

Birgunj customs revenue collection exceeds target: the office collected revenue of Rs9.63 billion against the target of Rs9.07 billion, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/11/2016)

Surya Nepal, Rana declared country’s largest taxpayers (kp 17/11/2016), National Tax Day marked (ht 17/11/2016)

Revenue collection above target (ht 27/10/2016)

Revenue collection exceeds target (ht 27/09/2016)

Revenues from handicraft exports slip marginally (kp 15/09/2016)

Customs tariff exceeds income tax in first month (ht 01/09/2016)

Auto, parts imports highest contributor, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 21/08/2016)

CGT collection from land transactions jumps, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/08/2016)

10 customs offices to go online this year (kp 12/08/2016)

IRD to launch ‘e-payment’ (kp 07/08/2016)

Rich district, poor district: Huge horizontal disparities in revenue collection pose a challenge to development, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 02/08/2016)

Revenue collection tops target by Rs7b (kp 20/07/2016)

Bhairahawa collects record Rs62b revenue, by Madhav Dhungana and Shankar Acharya (kp 17/07/2016)

DRI summons Kanak Dixit, his wife Shanta (kp 14/07/2016)

Many firms vanish without paying taxes, says IRO, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 14/07/2016)

Majority of Tanahu brick kilns breaching govt rule, by Prakash Baral (kp 14/07/2016)

Govt able to reduce revenue shortfall (ht 06/07/2016)

VAT refund cut will boost grey market, say traders, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 08/06/2016)

Customs revenue inflows exceed last year’s figure (kp 07/06/2016)

Importers evading tax by submitting bogus bills: Importers have been submitting fake handwritten bills showing lower prices and payingmuch less customs duty (kp 07/06/2016)

Govt sets revenue collection target of Rs 565bn for next fiscal (ht 06/06/2016)

Revenue target surpasses advisory panel’s forecast, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/06/2016)

VAT rebate on cell phones only 40pc from next fiscal (ht 31/05/2016)

Income tax exemption limit hiked to Rs350k, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 29/05/2016), Income tax slab revised, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/05/2016)

Revenue collection target likely to be met (ht 26/05/2016)

RCC submits report to FinMin (ht 24/05/2016)

Income tax waiver likely for industries reinvesting profit to up output, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 20/05/2016)

Govt misses revenue collection target (ht 12/05/2016)

KMC raises advt tax four times of target (kp 09/05/2016)

Ncell capital gains tax issue enters Parliament (kp 07/05/2016), Ncell files Rs9.96b in CG tax return: Tax office to verify deposit amount, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/05/2016), Ncell deposits Rs 9.97 bn in state coffers (ht 09/05/2016), Ncell deal is subject to capital gains tax: LTO (kp 11/05/2016), Takeover and taxation: Based on the evidence, the final chapter of the Ncell tax discord is yet to be written, by TC Ghimire (kp 13/05/2016), PAC to probe tax issue in sale of Ncell shares (kp 14/05/2016)

LTO turns down Ncell’s request for more time, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/05/2016)

More hotels come under KMC tax net: HAN had earlier said that there was no provision to collect tax from hotels as per House and Land Tax Act of 1962, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 04/05/2016)

Theatres turn blind eye on tax liability, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 02/05/2016)

Birgunj back in business: Revenue exceeds target in 6 months, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 28/04/2016)

Naya Shakti: Recover tax from TeliaSonera; Ncell’s acquisition by Malaysia’s Axiata (kp 18/04/2016), TeliaSonera drops a hint it won’t pay tax, by Bibek Subedi (22/04/2016), TeliaSonera given till May 7 to pay tax, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/04/2016), Former Ncell CEO could face prosecution, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/04/2016)

Mobile importers got more VAT refunds than they paid: OAG, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/04/2016)

Land service centres to be established (kp 31/03/2016)

Govt likely to miss revenue collection target (ht 21/03/2016)

Birgunj Customs struggling to meet revenue target, by Shankar Acharya (kp 11/02/2016)

Customs revenue collection beats target (ht 27/02/2016)

Revenue collection swells in 6th month (kp 02/02/2016)

Customs management to get more efficient: DoC launches fully web-based ASYCUDAWorld in Mechi Customs Office in pilot phase (ht 27/01/2016)

Govt misses revenue target by Rs 52.27bn (ht 25/01/2016)

Poor coordination hits KMC’s revenue target, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 22/01/2016)

Revenue collection up despite odds (ht 22/01/2016)

Customs revenue collection has increased of late (ht 18/01/2016)

Revenue collection up at most customs points in border areas, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 10/01/2016)

Govt loses Rs 50bn revenue in first five months of fiscal (kp 30/12/2015)

Customs revenue collection jumps (kp 25/12/2015)

Birgunj Customs loses Rs25 billion in revenue (kp 18/12/2015)

Revenue recovery: Govt working on ‘back-up plan’ (kp 14/12/2015)

Revenue jumps as cargo movement improves, by Mohan Budhyar and Binod Bhandari (kp 12/12/2015)

Panel, taxpayers reach pact to clear Rs9.54 billion dues (kp 10/12/2015)

Birgunj Customs meets 1pc of revenue target, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/11/2015)

Agitation causes slump in revenue collection (ht 20/11/2015)

FinMin vows to implement reforms in tax system (ht 18/11/2015)

Tarai turmoil dents revenue collection (ht 31/10/2015)

Govt misses customs revenue collection target by Rs 15.97bn, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/10/2015)

Revenue collection drops 3.64 per cent: Target set for this fiscal less likely to be met due to Tarai protests (ht 06/10/2015)

Tax collection at Birgunj plunges 50pc, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/09/2015)

Major revenue sources under central govt, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 22/09/2015)

Vehicle imports largest source of customs revenue, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/09/2015)

Tarai turmoil triggers revenue losses: Continuous strikes and bandhs hurt production, distribution of manufacturing firms (ht 08/09/2015)

Taxpayers missing VAT limit to be deregistered (kp (27/08/2015)

CNP top revenue generator (kp 12/08/2015)

KMC looks to widen tax net with discount offers, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 05/08/2015)

VAT rebate for sugar mills raised to 90pc, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 05/08/2015)

Ratna park makes Rs 700,000 in first month, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/08/2015)

Registration revenue collection soars, by Sujata Awale (ht 01/08/2015)

MoF rejects TSC’s proposal to settle VAT scam cases, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 27/07/2015)

Bhairahawa Customs tops revenue target, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 25/07/2015)

Government hikes excise duty (ht 15/07/2015), VAT threshold expanded, turnover tax introduced, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 15/07/2015)

Vehicle tax doubled (ht 15/07/2015)

Customs duty on electric, hybrid vehicles halved, by Suman Bashyal (kp 15/07/2015)

Government advised to form alternative tax settlement body (ht 11/07/2015)

Revenue collection falls short by Rs 21.07bn (ht 11/07/2015)

FNCCI asks govt to hike VAT threshold to Rs10m (kp 07/07/2015), FNCCI asks government not to raise tax rates (ht 07/07/2015)

Reconstruction tax up to 2pc advised: Commission suggests 2pc tax on personal and institutional income and 1pc on interest and dividend earnings, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/07/2015)

Panel rejects demands for multiple VAT rates (kp 09/06/2015)

Govt revises down revenue forecast (kp 08/06/2015)

Govt waives 50pc customs duty on import of CGI sheets (ht 07/06/2015)

HLTSRC proposes reconstruction tax: Pvt sector pressuring govt not to add to burden facing businesses, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 05/06/2015)

Revenue collection falls due to quake (kp 27/05/2015), Revenue collection drops heavily (ht 27/05/2015)

‘Slash taxes to revive econ’ (kp 25/05/2015)

Govt misses revenue target due to quake, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/05/2015)

Revenue declines by 50 per cent in post-earthquake scenario (ht 21/05/2015)

Govt to miss revenue target post April 25, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/05/2015)

Government misses revenue collection target once again (ht 24/04/2015)

Flaws in revenue system exposed: OAG report indicates tax evaders capitalising on loopholes in law, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/04/2015)

Private firms, govt bodies flout KMC tax rules, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 01/04/2015)

Country’s fiscal discipline improving (ht 01/04/2015)

Tax Clearance Commission inundated with complaints (kp 26/03/2015), TSC classifies cases based on due amount to expedite settlement (ht 28/03/2015)

Revenue collection target missed (ht 26/03/2015)

Nepal could adopt tax sharing system: Werner (kp 12/03/2015)

Tax, customs offices miss revenue targets (kp 01/03/2015)

Govt exceeds overall revenue collection target by Rs 686m (ht 24/02/2015)

Government forms tax settlement commission (ht 12/02/2015), Commission formed to settle tax-related cases, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 12/02/2015)

Govt misses collection target under 4 tax heads, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/02/2015)

IRD misses revenue collection target (ht 03/01/2015)

Tax talk: The government can make good use of either a tax cut or a raise only if it makes good investments, by Samikshya Siwakoti (kp 01/02/2015)

Govt directed to waive VAT on LPG (kp 28/01/2015)

FM Mahat urges web-based, automated customs services (kp 27/01/2015)

26,000 new firms, individuals in tax net (rep 26/01/2015)

Discount scheme attracts firms to participate in tax net (ht 23/01/2015)

Customs Dept plans to buy 2 more scanners (kp 22/01/2015)

KMC to pursue tax defaulters (kp 12/01/2015), KMC to collect tax defaulters’ details (kp 20/01/2015)

HLTRC to submit report by mid-April: To urge govt to expand VAT threshold (ht 09/01/2015)

Revenue exceeds target due to soaring imports (kp 05/01/2015)

Individual Income Tax In SAARC Region, by Rup Khadka (rn 03/01/2015)
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