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Court issues order preventing IRD collecting APIT from judges

26 January 2023 11:01 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Court of Appeal has issued an interim order preventing the Inland Revenue Department from collecting Advance Personal Income Tax (APIT)  from judges.

The Court of Appeal issued this order pursuant to the writ petitions filed by the Judges' Associations.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 9

  • Navin Thursday, 26 January 2023 11:45 AM

    Everyone has to pay taxes, since the taxpayer funded public services are available to them. Otherwise it is unfair.

    Spelmen Thursday, 26 January 2023 11:56 AM

    So basically only the Private sector should pay the tax and the Public sector will always enjoy it. We can not have 2 laws in a state which is unfair.

    Priyantha Perera Thursday, 26 January 2023 12:01 PM

    Navin, totally Agree with you. No country can move forward without proper tax process. The problem is all these guys have been enjoying tax free perks all these years

    kunchi Thursday, 26 January 2023 01:04 PM

    Why don't you just pass a law only private sector to pay taxes, all others to enjoy at the expense of private sector. That will stop all these unwanted court cases and street protests

    Judges in Court of Appeal have conflict of interest since the matter involves taxes applicable to them Thursday, 26 January 2023 01:17 PM

    The particular judges of the Court of Appeal are definitely having conflicts of interest, because they would benefit if the judges get away with not paying tax. Anyway, it is utterly silly for the judges to think they can get away with paying no PAYE tax. Their protections in the Constitution must be reduced, as their want of extra money by paying less tax than other citizens is bringing the juderciery into disrepute.

    Jayampathi Thursday, 26 January 2023 01:32 PM

    Bad example. There should be one law in one country. What ever law should be common to all citizens.

    Concerned Thursday, 26 January 2023 01:41 PM

    Even if a retired person getting an interest from FD of 20,000/- is taxed why the special treatment only for judges. Aren’t we all citizens of this miserable country

    Saliya Thursday, 26 January 2023 02:11 PM

    I think, tax free vehicle permits should be removed for anyone and every one

    Mahila Thursday, 26 January 2023 03:15 PM

    How could the government do that, when it's the prime source of inducement for the religious, trade uionists (GMOA) etc to carry out and tow the line of the government policy!!!?? The "last thing before end of this world?!! Day dreams only!!???

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