KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 22
Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel has said that it is necessary to expand the tax base and also control tax leakage in order to increase the share of internal revenue in overall revenue structure.
Speaking at the inauguration programme of the Inland Revenue Office in Jorpati on the occasion of the ninth National Tax Day, Finance Minister Poudel said that it is necessary to increase voluntary tax participation to increase the overall revenue mobilisation.
He directed tax officials to strictly implement the methods of compliance such as tax audit, investigation, market monitoring, administrative review, collection of arrears and clearance of unmatched amount, according to a press release issued by Ministry of Finance.
The finance minister also directed concerned authorities to create an environment of minimum cost in tax participation, customer-friendly behaviour, simplification of procedures and make full use of available technology.
He directed Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and all its subordinate revenue offices to bring about a