Over the past two months, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has amassed a revenue of Rs 1.17 billion, marking a significant increase of nearly Rs 230 million compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year. During the corresponding timeframe last year, KMC had collected Rs 934.1 million in revenue. The notable surge in revenue collection has been attributed to the initiation of revenue collection by KMC’s ward offices, as stated by Dhruba Kafle, Chief of the Revenue Department at KMC.
This growth in revenue has coincided with a notable rise in the number of taxpayers, which can be attributed to all 32 wards under KMC now offering tax collection services. It’s been reported that an increased number of taxpayers are paying property tax and house rent, reflecting a boost in compliance. KMC administers tax collection under nine different categories, including property tax, house rent tax, entertainment tax, and advertisement tax, among others.
In the current fiscal year, KMC has set an ambitious target to collect Rs 10.41 billion in revenue, highlighting its commitment to continued financial growth and service provision.