Shortage Of Infrastructure Renders Henbung Check-Post Impotent, Taxable Goods Gain Free Entry

Incoming goods trucks at the Henbung check-post. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jun 12 : The Henbung check-post set up with the objective of ascertaining the quantity of taxable goods imported into the State and levy due taxes for generating State revenue is still unable to live up to its task fully. The Henbung check-post was set up on December 1 last year and it became functional from the next...

Official Lapses Cost State Govt Crores In VAT

IMPHAL, Jun 11: Due to lapses on the part of officials, the Govt of Manipur has been losing crores of rupees that should be accrued to the State exchequer as Value Added Tax (VAT).  Not a single paise has been received by the State Government as VAT for importing cigarettes and bidis worth Rs 4.65 crores. This serious loophole in collecting VAT, which is one of the primary sources of generating income...

Motor Vehicle Bill ’11 Enforced, To Yield Rs 17 Crores

Vehicles parked in front of the Secretariat will be the new source of income for the Govt. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Apr 7: The Manipur Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill 2011 passed by the State Assembly during the last session has been approved by the Governor. The new Bill is expected to raise the rate of vehicle tax collection by Rs 17 crores in 2011-2012. With the Governor approving...

Assembly Okays Motor Vehicle Bill

IMPHAL, Mar 25: Manipur Legislative Assembly today passed the Motor Vehicle Taxation Amendment Bill 2011 which on becoming an Act is expected to fetch an annual revenue of Rs 12 crores to the State exchequer. The Bill seeks to levy ‘green tax’ on vehicles that have passed the standard operational limit and is considered a pollutant. The income thus generated will be used in pollution control measures. Presenting...

Power Tax Drive Extends To Government Offices

IMPHAL, Feb 12: Apart from public consumers, the ongoing tax collection drive has been extended to both State and Central Government offices, said Electricity Department Chief Engineer N Sarat. Speaking to media persons at Electricity office, Keishampat this afternoon, N Sarat claimed that the Finance Department has paid Rs 52 crores out of the total power bills due to State Government offices for...

Goods Tax Levied On Passenger Carriers

IMPHAL, Jan 23: In an exceptional case, the State Taxation Dept has begun to collect goods tax from passenger carriers after a gap of about five years. While to a commoner, passenger carriers would mean transportation of passengers but to the Taxation Department authorities carrying of goods in buses is legal, only if the vehicle operator or owner is willing to pay tax. According to a Department source,...