Tax waiver to compensate for the losses incurred during the lockdown.
The state government of Goa has decided to waive 50% of the road tax levied on commercial vehicles till March 31, 2021.
The decision was taken in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic as commercial vehicles were not used for at least 6 months due to the lockdown. Transport operators will not have to pay a penalty or interest.
It has been reported that various public transport associations had voiced their demands as operators were not in a position to pay the full annual road tax as most vehicles could not ply due to the lockdown. Therefore, the government has decided to offer a tax waiver as compensation.
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