Inland Revenue Department (IRD), Govt. of Nepal, has released official app for android. IRD is currently responsible for the administration of Value Added Tax (VAT), Income Tax, Excise duty, Health Service Tax and Education Service Fee.
According to the Official Press Release by IRD, recently launched application will be helpful for taxpayers to get latest information about tax, and view basic details of PAN, Tax Returns, Payments, TDS and Arrear. IRD expects the use of mobile application would influence the increment in numbers of e-filings, create attentiveness to the approaching deadlines, get information about tax return and filling and increment in the collection. Mobile app could also prove to be the consistent medium for increased interaction with the taxpayers. This app has been developed by Mantra Ideas Pvt. Ltd.
Talking with BlogorTech, Mr. Deepesh Lekhak at IT Division, IRD, said “As part of the push to enshrine accountability, knowledge sharing, efficiency and trust-building. IRD aims to adopt next generation platform by developing tax application in mobile platform. The IRD mobile application will not only provide instant information related to tax administration but also give users access to their tax status individually.” He adds, “Currently more people are accessing the websites from smartphones and tablets than PCs and notebooks combined. Therefore users will spend more time using a mobile app than a website. Because apps are installed on smartphones and tablets they are always accessible, even if there is no Internet connection available. Such a mobile platform is expected to further enlarge IRD’s rich pool of online tools, and bring tax related information instantly to the taxpayer in a friendly and accessible manner.”
- Provides Latest notices on current updates in IRD
- Books, Brochure, Reports and Tax Bulletins are available for public to download
- FAQ’s on Income Tax, VAT, Excise and others
- TAX calculator
- Contacts of Departments, Large Taxpayers office and Inland Revenue offices
- Tax return reminder notification via push message
- Taxpayer Login
IRD Nepal, app is a great initiation by Government of Nepal with an aim to establish a channel for taxpayer to access their account at IRD to check their tax returns, arrears, payments and TDS . But, in some cases, we have to follow bureaucratic process. For instance; If you forgot your username and password for Taxpayer login and TDS login. Then, there is not an option to get your forgotten username and password via both web and mobile app. We must write an application and submit to near IRD office to get the username and password, which is quite tedious and boring process. Hope this process can be done via online in coming days.
Nevertheless, IRD Nepal, is a must have app for business owners, entrepreneurs and concerned users , who can easily view details of tax returns, arrears, payments and lots more. Don’t forget to check it out the app.