KAAC team receives positive response
DIPHU, Nov 7: The officials and staff of the taxation department of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) conducted an inspection drive at Chowkihola town and Bogijan bordering Golaghat district to check trading licenses of businessmen and shopkeepers.
The officials asked those not having trading licenses to get it from the taxation department at the earliest.
The taxation department found that since the inception of KAAC some traders have been running their businesses without trading license or paying tax to KAAC.
The inspection team comprising deputy secretary, KAAC, Taxation, Sonasing Terang; superintendent of taxes, Mongalsing Taro and assistant commissioner of taxes, Serdihun Beypi visited every business establishment and shops.
The team also inspected shops and business establishments at Bogijan bordering Golaghat district.
Joint secretary Terang said that the team visited more than 200 business establishments and shops in Chowkihola town and Bogijan.
“The businessmen and traders have requested us to make the trading license process easy,” he said.
Terang further said, “If you want to do business you should have a Trading License and pay taxes to KAAC. As it is offline there is some difficulty, but later it will be online and things will be easier as people will not need to go to Diphu. Trading License Mela will be organised to distribute trading licenses.”
Terang said that more such drives would be conducted in both urban and rural areas in the coming days.
A social worker of Chowkihola, Jiren Engti while requesting the taxation officials to make the process easier in obtaining a trading license pointed out that getting a domicile certificate from the assistant revenue officer’s office makes the whole process time-taking.
“An NOC from a concerned Sarkari Gaonbura or the local Member of Autonomous Council should be accepted to make the process easier,” he added.