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Star hotels paying regular taxes after action intensified

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KATHMANDU — The star hotels operating in the capital city are being harnessed once again for payment of due tax.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started legal action against hotels for tax evasion forcing even the renowned hotels to clamour to submit details related to tax.

KMC Revenue Division Chief, Dhruba Kafle, said the Hotel Everest, Yak and Yeti and Hyatt Hotel have arrived at the municipality with details for submission of tax.

The Radisson hotel, Hotel Shanker, Shangri La, Malla hotel and Yak and Yeti are other hotels to arrive with details. The hotels are required to make payments on tax subjects including land property tax, rental tax, vehicle tax and commercial tax.

“Many hotels have submitted the tax, but still many are resorting to evasive manoeuvres following the decision to take action,” Kafle said.

The Soaltee Crowne Plaza has submitted taxes on all the topics while Annapurna Hotel is yet to submit the automobile tax. The tax range of the hotels in average amounts to Rs 1 to 1.2 million a year if they submit it on a regular basis.

The KMC under the Section 165 and 920 of the Local Self-Governance Act, 2055 will be required to freeze the movable and immovable assets, stop renewal of license, halt rubbish collection and seal the trade transactions among others.

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BETRAWATI— The CCTV cameras installed at main market area and road side of Bidur Municipality in Nuwakot are lying idle.

As many as 25 sets of CCTV which were installed on the initiative of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are now dysfunctional.

The cameras were set up at the cost of Rs 3.5 million. The concerned side has not paid any attention to repair the cameras in the public which were helpful in maintaining security in the areas.

Right now almost all the CCTVs installed in the public places are not in functioning condition, said Basanta Kunwar, Superintendant of Police.

The cameras were installed a year ago in collaboration among the Nuwakot District Development Committee, Bidur Municipality, different banks and financial institutions.

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