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BAN proposes centralized tax collection system

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Dimapur, September 17: The Business Association of Nagas (BAN) has proposed a centralized tax collection system with online facility to discourage unwanted organizations and associations from collecting taxes in Nagaland.
In a press release, BAN said stream lining of taxation system is necessary for development and overall growth of the State’s economy.
“Currently there are many taxes levied by departments at various check points. Keeping in mind GST norms, one wonders if collection of some of these taxes is legal. Moreover, a major part of these collections do not reach the state’s exchequer,” it said.
Pointed out that stopping of goods carrying vehicles at various points not only encourages multiple taxations on the same commodity but also make it convenient for various unscrupulous individuals and organizations to levy taxes, BAN suggested the Government to authorize a particular department or an agency to collect the legal taxes on behalf of various departments.
“Additionally, developing a centralized tax collection system with online payment facility will not only streamline taxation and ensure that taxes collected reaches the exchequer but also drastically eliminate unnecessary and multiple taxations by various departments. Further it will discourage unwanted organizations and associations from collecting taxes,” it said. (Page News Service)

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