Revenue Dept raids 6 private firms, including former NBA chief Shambhu Thapa's law firm
The Revenue Investigation Department Friday raided 6 private firms, including the law firm of former Nepal Bar Association (NBA) president, Shambhu Thapa on tax evasion charges.
According to Khumraj Pumjali, Director General of the Department, the firms have been suspected of evading income tax and other tax that they owed to the state.
"We have taken all documents into control. The fact, as to whether they evaded tax or not, will be determined after investigating the documents," said Pumjali.
Former NBA chief Thapa runs Legal Advisors Law Firm at Putali Sadak, Kathmandu. Commenting on the raid, he said the Department's action was not fair. "The raid against my law firm is biased," Thapa said.
Along with Thapa's firm, the Department raided one more law firm, two engineering consultancies, one Chartered Accountant's consultancy and one doctor's clinic.
The raid has been launched at a time when allegations are being made against professionals, such as medical practitioners, engineers and lawyers that they are not paying tax to the government, despite their earnings in millions of rupees.
The government, in its annual budget, vows almost every time to bring these professional groups into the tax net, but has not been able to materialize its announcement. Nepalnews.com