According to a representative for the Ministry of Finance, office hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday holidays will be deleted as a result of the new budget.
The Ministry of Finance released a circular providing the guidelines for the proposed authority. The concerned officers and workers of the Ministry of Finance have been asked to follow the revised schedule.
It should be emphasised that work on the tax ideas in the budget 2023-24 is still ongoing; the government has recommended keeping the mini budget of 170 billion and imposing additional GST on a variety of commodities, including imported milk, fish, meat, jam, jelly, and tea. The sales tax % will be retained.
The general sales tax on imported milk would be hiked from 12% to 18%, and the sales tax on canned meat and fish will be raised from 12% to 18%, according to budget recommendations.