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HP Chief Minister inaugurates Tax Haat Programme

Shimla, January 21(UNI) HP Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday inaugurated the Tax Haat Programme of the State Tax and Excise Department and said that Tax Haat is the pioneer system for improvement in tax adherence.
He said that tax has an important role to play in the development and prosperity of the nation. While appreciating the officers and officials of the State Tax and Excise Department he said that due to their continuous efforts the revenue of the State has increased from Rs 11 crore in 1974-75 to Rs 7044 crore in 2020-21.
The Chief Minister said that the journey of the tax administration of Himachal Pradesh started with the General Sale Tax Act in 1968 which has reached the present Goods and Service Tax after crossing Value Added Tax Act, 2005. Today the GST has completed four years of its successful implementation making the One Nation One Tax significant. Chief Minister said that the State government has always considered the hardships of businessmen because they have an important role in tax collection.
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