Trade Body Protests Government’s Move Of Seeking Tax On Re-Registration Of Non-J&K Registered Vehicles

by Urvat IL Wuska

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Trade Alliance held a protest on Wednesday here at press colony Lal Chowk against the recent order of RTO regarding the re-registration of vehicles brought from outside Jammu and Kashmir.

Trade body protests government’s move of seeking tax on re-registration of non-J&K registered vehicles on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Scores of car dealers raised slogans of justice demanding exemption from double taxation of their vehicles.

Aijaz Shahdar President Kashmir Trade Alliance said, “The authorities must revoke this arbitrary order as this is total injustice with the vehicle owners and also with the dealers as they now have to pay the tax amount twice at the rate of 9 percent.”

Protesters said that only nominal rates should be charged for the vehicles bought from outside for re-registration.

Another protestor said that the taxes of vehicles exported to the valley from outside the states have already been paid, and they have to go through the initial stages again during their re-registration.

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