Kathmandu, August 14:
Nepal Retailers Association (NRA) urged government to develop an efficient methodology and effective management of revenue collection from retailers.
Speaking at a programme here today, Raj Kumar Shrestha, general secretary of NRA said, â€œGovernment should think of simplifying revenue collection system apart from only focussing on how to increase revenue collection.â€
â€œA mechanism to control the revenue leakage is also need of the hour.â€
â€œThough registration in the PAN is high, collection of income tax is minimum,â€ he said, adding that there must be an effective rules and regulation to control such loopholes.
â€œThe retailers have to face problem while getting the tax certificate after paying the revenue,â€ he also criticised the procedure of the revenue department.
Expressing his dissatisfaction over the system Shrestha further added, â€œThe process for receiving the tax certificate after payment of revenue is quite lengthy. There is no proper system of systematic filing of the documents.â€ Therefore, we need an e-Filing System and promptness in getting the tax certificate after tax payment, he demanded.
Holding its 29th annual general meeting today NRA raised its voice to get its demands fulfilled. â€œUntil customs for the goods imported is not evaluated accurately, the retailers cannot start using ECR machine.â€
They also asked the government to make commodities like sugar, wheat and oil tax-free.
Shanker Dev Upadhyay, the representative from Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), said, â€œFNCCI is always ready to provide any kind of support to NRA.â€
â€œBut there must be clarity of agendas. We can discuss and bring out proper solutions for the benefit of the retailers,â€ he promised.
Upadhayay further added that the business community is already having great problems due to the syndicate system. â€œEach and every businessmen and industrialist, are being hit by the illegal system. They are protesting but nothing has happened.â€