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Daman and Diu Motor Vehicle Tax ,exempting payment of road tax

Goa: The cabinet on Monday granted approval to the Goa, Daman and Diu Motor Vehicle Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, exempting payment of road tax during March-September, 2020, for all commercial vehicles operating in the state.Chief minister Pramod Sawant told reporters that most commercial vehicles did not ply from March 1 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and consequent restrictions, and that their owners would not have to cough up a penalty or interest for not paying road tax. Owners who did pay road tax during the specified period would have those amounts carried forward, he said.

Road tax for all commercial vehicles, as per section 4 of The Goa, Daman and Diu Motor Vehicles Tax Act, 1974, is to be paid in advance for a year by every registered owner or person having possession or control of the vehicle.Section 12 of the Act provides for a penalty at the rate of 25%, after the grace period of first two month of the commencement of financial year.However, due to lockdown owners of commercial vehicles were unable to pay the MV tax in time.

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