Saturday, December 19, 2009

Barge Tax Amendment Bill passed


The Goa Legislative Assembly today passed the Goa Barge Tax Amendment Bill, 2009.
The Bill seeks to amend the schedule in the said Act so as to further revise the rates of the barge tax as the last revision of rates was affected five years ago.
This, the Bill says, will earn additional revenue to the government which will help to meet the growing expenditure on maintenance of Inland waterways of Goa and also develop infrastructural facilities in the port.
The department was collecting total revenue of about Rs 5.36 crores approximately per annum by way of barge tax.
With this revision of the tax, government will get additional revenue of Rs 75 lakhs approximately per annum.
The said tax would be collected by utilizing the existing manpower of the department.

Herald, December 19 2009 Panaji

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