Dimapur, September 19, (NE): Against Corruption And Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) Nagaland in a strong press release has appealed the Government of Nagaland today by seeking legitimate clarifications from its various Departments on the levy of taxes imposed to certain items.
With the coming of Nagaland GST Act, 2017, in Section 173 it states that Municipality taxes, “shall stand annulled” and in other cases subsumed.
There maybe provision of octroi for Municipality to tax but the Rs. 2.50 tax per bag of cement inspite of the GST bill along with the e-way bill is questionable.
ACAUT added that it wants to seek further clarification from Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) on the specific construction material of under what specific approval the notification for tax has been levied?
ACAUT on behalf of the citizens questions the double royalty taxes on minerals produced from other state by two Departments – the Forest Department along with Geology and Mining Department is however not justified, it claimed. So ACAUT further seeked clarification and request the competent authority to rectify the matter at the earliest.
It is pertinent to note that the GST billing automatically includes the Nagaland State Government share of tax benefits.
Meanwhile, ACAUT extended it’s full support and co-operation to the PAC of Naga Council, to see that the public resolution of “one government one tax” is realized.