Govt. agreed with foreign company to outsource tax collection: JVP

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Government has already signed an agreement with Hong Kong McKenzie Company Ltd. to outsource tax collection, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Vijitha Herath charged yesterday.

MP Herath told Parliament that the fees to be paid to the Hong Kong McKenzie Company for its services have already been agreed upon.

“The government has not learned a lesson from the privatisation of estate companies and had gone to privatise tax collection" he said while highlighting that privatisation of estate companies had resulted in a delay in signing collective agreements with the unions.

"It's been almost two years since signing of the collective agreements" Mr. Herath said while pointing out that such collective agreements are usually signed once in two years.

Meanwhile, the MP said some private sector organisations have used loopholes to avoid the payment of Rs.2,500 salary increment given to private sector workers.

“Government failed to bring in a strict law to force the private sector to give the salary increment" he said. (Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)

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  • daily boru Wednesday, 07 September 2016 10:48 AM

    All these years the local buggers have failed miserably to collect taxes. Let the foreigners do it now. Pointless talking.

    lankaman Wednesday, 07 September 2016 10:52 AM

    When I went to IRD to obtain a tax relief for my severance pay, instead of giving relief, they taxed an illegally high amount. I had to spend 6 months and 2 appeals to get it rectified. IRD is inefficient and corrupt. Getting a professional foreign company to overhaul IRD is a good step in the right direction

    Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 07 September 2016 11:14 AM

    I believe that a foreign company would be given minimum targets to earn their fee and also that they cannot be influenced by interested parties to avoid payment of the tax due.If that is so, it will be beneficial to the country.

    Modayo Wednesday, 07 September 2016 11:24 AM

    This was even in the regaining sri lanka master plan. Dont know why JVP is bitching now.

    Mahesh Wednesday, 07 September 2016 11:41 AM

    api wirudda wennam. oya golla ratama wikunanna. passe ape panguwa denna.

    Selvyn Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:54 PM

    In any transaction there isnt one way traffic. We have to give Something to earn something. JVP must criticise their mentor Russia before telling others via DM Android App

    Liberal One Wednesday, 07 September 2016 11:56 AM

    We could not defeat LTTE for 25 years. The solution was to give the right leadership not outsource our jobs.

    Aweej Wednesday, 07 September 2016 12:17 PM

    Not only IRD, but also entire state machinery is highly corrupted. Also no proper authority to monitor Private sector corruptions

    daily boru Wednesday, 07 September 2016 12:56 PM

    Really? we have defeated LTTE? Ask MARA!

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 07 September 2016 01:31 PM

    Outsource the running of the country.

    kaboos Wednesday, 07 September 2016 01:32 PM

    Please seek Singapore govt assistance to run our cabinet


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