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Provincial transport ministers decide to make vehicle tax rates uniform across Nepal

Provincial transport ministers' meeting, in Pokhara, in March 2022.
Provincial transport ministers’ meeting, in Pokhara, in March 2022.

Pokhara, March 14

Provincial transport ministers from all seven provinces of Nepal have decided to make vehicle tax rates uniform among them.

Currently, the provinces have been imposing rates on their own. But, a meeting of the ministers held in Pokhara on Wednesday decided to make it uniform. They have asked the Federal Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport to facilitate the process. Federal Transport Minister Renu Yadav was also present at the meeting.

The two-day meeting made 22 decisions in total to make the transport sector more systematic, according to them.

One of the decisions is that they will allow vehicle owners to pay vehicle taxes in the provinces they feel comfortable in regardless of where their vehicle was registered. In the long run, however, they say an online system will be developed to let the owners pay their taxes to the provinces where the vehicle was registered.

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