Stop tax collection at all check gates and highways, BAN appeals to Nagaland government
Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): Business Association of Nagas (BAN) has appealed to the state government to do away with collection of money at all check gates and highways, thereby ensuring safe passage to transporters crossing their own state.
BAN issued this statement on Saturday, taking into cognisance of Dimapur DC’s vide order DTO/ Dmr/ RTA-01/02/Pt-III dated 31/08/2020 and the subsequent letter and memorandum by transporters of Lahorijan and Khatkhati and course of action thereof.
The association has raised its resentment on non-implementation of GST norm, where taxes for both central and state are paid but transporters are still subjected to pay beyond GST.
“Covid-19 pandemic have crippled all business worldwide and Naga entrepreneurs are also no exception. Business has just started limping back to normalcy with great difficulty and the course of action if taken by the transporters, their memorandum not being addressed will greatly affect most Naga business firms in Kohima and Dimapur,” BAN stated.
It argued that if transport trucks do not enter the state’s two main commercial hubs, business would come to a standstill.
BAN also stated that by complying to the order of not carrying excess load to meet the multiple collection of money at various points, the business fraternity would be adversely affected with high cost of transportation, which ultimately would be borne by the public or consumers.