Tax Drive

The Inland Revenue is launching an intensified tax collection drive, up to June this year, to meet budgeted revenue targets. The Inland Revenue is launching an intensified tax collection drive, up to June this year, to meet budgeted revenue targets. “Around half of the tax payers are yet to settle their full dues to the department for the previous year of assessment,” said the Commissioner General of Inland Revenue R. P. L Weerasinghe.

To collect its dues, the Inland Revenue is on an intensified tax collection drive up to June and says the tsunami is not an excuse for not paying taxes.

“For example out of the nearly 4,000 businesses and people are qualified to pay economic service charge 80 percent is in the Colombo district and not in tsunami affected areas,” says . Weerasinghe.

“The situation with other taxes is the same”, he says.

The new tax collecting operation that started in January will be rolled out in several phases.

“First we will ask people to pay, then we will visit them. Finally we will take legal action against the tax evaders,” says Weerasinghe.

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