Tax on imported dates reduced by Rs. 199/- per kilo

Tax on imported dates reduced by Rs. 199/- per kilo

Tax on imported dates reduced by Rs. 199/- per kilo

Written by Zulfick Farzan

28 Mar, 2022 | 1:44 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry has decided to drop the Special Commodity Tax imposed on a kilogram of imported dates by Rs. 199/-.

The tax which stood at Rs. 200/- will now be Rs. 1/-, said the Finance Ministry noting that this measure was taken to provide relief to the Sri Lankan Muslim community for the upcoming Ramazan fasting period.

The Finance Ministry also said that the imports of dates are not subject to the import control permit system.

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