Kathmandu, August 23
The Kathmandu metropolitan city says it will play music and dance at tax evaders’ properties so that they would feel pressurised to pay the pending taxes on time.
Of late, the capital city’s local government has launched a campaign to collect pending rental and property taxes. It has begun making the list of tax defaulters public, but it has not successfully worked.
Hence, the government is giving a try to the new method in which the evaders could be aware and hence pay the taxes, according to officials.
Shiva Raj Adhikari, the chief of the Revenues Department of the KMC, says his department will send a team of traditional music instrument players and dancers to the defaulters’ houses or offices beginning this Wednesday.
A recent list of the tax evaders made public by the city government also includes some big names such as State Minister for Health Umesh Shrestha‘s Janamaitri Hospital and notorious businessperson Ajeya Raj Sumargi.