Incident Reports

Scrap Metal businessmen pickets against double taxation in Khairhani Municipality


Bagmati, Chitawan, Khairahani

Chitwan: Scrap Metal businessmen have staged a sit-in in Khairhani Municipality on Wednesday in protest of double taxation by the Khairhani Municipality of Chitwan. Entrepreneurs have protested saying that the Khairhani Municipality is levying tax on every item while they have already been paying 13 percent revenue to the Inland Revenue Office.

Entrepreneurs have complained that the Khairhani Municipality has started collecting scrap metal tax arbitrarily. Shankar KC, president of the Chitwan Scrap Metal Businessmen's Association, has complained that the businessmen have been hit when the local level has imposed arbitrary taxes. 

Entrepreneur Tarkeshwar Singh said that they do not have business environment as they have to pay VAT to the government, business tax to the municipality and additional tax to the municipality even in small and cottage industries offices.

Singh has warned that they will go for a strong movement if the additional tax collected by the municipality is not abolished immediately.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Chamber of Commerce and entrepreneur's associations
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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