Govt extends tax deadline until June 21 following pressure

KATHMANDU, June 3:  Following a pressure from business communities and the main opposition party Nepali Congress, the government has extended the tax deadline by two weeks.

The Inland Revenue Department on Tuesday, despite the nationwide lockdown, had issued a public notice asking the private tax payers to clear all the applicable taxes until mid-May by June 7 and warned of charges and penalties if anyone failed to clear their dues within the given deadline.

The business communities had called the decision laughable and urged the government to extend the deadline as almost all the economic activities remain closed since March 24.

Earlier today, the main opposition party Nepali Congress slammed the decision “irresponsible” had publicly urged the private sectors to defy the tax deadline.

The government had extended the deadline for two times previously.