Taxation dept streamlines road permit for goods transport

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IMPHAL, May 17: The Department of Taxation, Manipur has noticed in the recent times that a number of private parties buy a variety of goods outside the state and bring to Manipur by road without paying any tax in the name of private consumption and not for sale, said a press note of the department.

It said for the purpose of allowing the entry of private goods into Manipur, Taxation department issues Road Permit, however.

Therefore, the Taxation Department has prescribed the following procedure for seeking Road Permit that any individuals/private organisations/firms who intend to import goods for their consumption or use should apply for Road Permit to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes, Manipur seven days prior to the import of goods booked with the transporters, it said.

Secondly, the application should be accompanied with relevant bills/invoices and should be signed by the authorised signatory of the firm/individual/private organisations.

Thirdly, necessary verification will be made by the Taxation authorities before the issue of Road Permit with regard to the actual requirement of the goods/items to be imported and a report will be submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes within 7 days from the date of receipt of the application and on that basis Road Permit will be issued or denied.

Fourthly, companies, private hospitals, clinics and NGOs which are liable to pay Professional Tax under the Manipur Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Taxation Act, 1981 are required to produce the latest Professional Tax Deduction Certificate from their employees.

And lastly, the issuing authority will maintain a database of the permit issued year-wise and category-wise from the year 2014-15, said the Commissioner of Taxes.

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