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Sukhbir Badal announces to set up traders advisory committee

PTI  Chandigarh, July 30, 2014
First Published: 22:12 IST(30/7/2014) | Last Updated: 22:14 IST(30/7/2014)
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday announced that Punjab Government would set up a traders' advisory committee for excise and taxation department to give advice on taxation policy in the state.
Stating this here, Badal said that in the next two months he will meet personally to all traders' associations and Beopar mandals to redress their issues.
He said that main aim to constitute consultation committee was to ensure active participation of traders in drafting the taxation policies.
He assured that all sectors of trade sans political personalities would be given due representation in the committees.
To ease the impediments in taxation, Deputy CM also advocated the implementation of 'trade wise tax' in the next six months.
He informed that the excise department has been directed to prepare the data of each trade and fix tax slabs for each sector in consultation with the representatives of Industrial houses.
Badal also said that state government has launched 'Rahat Scheme' for traders to pay lump sum taxes besides providing insurance cover to all traders.
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