SC directs not to take taxes and fines during prohibitory order

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Kathmandu: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of the government not to levy taxes and fines during the prohibitory order.

The Supreme Court has also issued an interim order in the name of the government to make necessary arrangements so that the details of value added tax and tax can be paid within 30 days after the closure of the final deadline.

A single bench of Justice Mira Khadka passed the order on Wednesday while hearing the writ petition filed by advocate Srijana Adhikari and Shailendra Upreti.

The Supreme Court’s order said, “Under normal circumstances, it is the duty of the taxpayer to file all the tax returns and taxes. However, the situation is not similar due to the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic.” Thus, the apex court has directed the government to act flexibly during this crucial time period.

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