Government Payments

January 27, 2022, Kathmandu

The pilot project for online revenue payment at the customs point went well. According to the customs agency, the way for cashless transactions has also been opened in customs. Punya Bikram Khadka, Director of the Customs Department and Information Officer, said the online payment method, which began on January 20 at the Sukkha Bandargaha Bhansaar Office Birgunj, was successful.

According to the customs department, preparations are ongoing to begin this service from 24 more customs offices across the country on Wednesday, following the successful testing of the Sukkha Bandargaha.

All types of commodities delivered to the customs post by traders can now be paid from home,” Khadka explained. He also stated that the inconvenience of cash brought to the customs station for revenue purposes would be eliminated. The department received Rs 420.97 billion in customs revenue from imports alone last year.

In the first six months of this fiscal year, revenue has averaged Rs. 2576 million. According to the department, all such income collection would now be done online.

How will the payment be made?

The payment mechanism has been implemented into the customs’ Asikunda system in collaboration with Nepal Clearing House Limited, according to the department.

According to the customs department, when making electronic payments, the user must choose a suitable device and enter the login and password.

Users will then file revenue via electronic wallets linked to Nepal Clearing House’s Connect IPS, Mobile App, Corporate Pay, NCHL Back Centre, and Nepal Clearing House.

Users, businesspeople, and individuals will be able to pay the due income from their bank account using any device, with the money being credited to the customs fund account.

Service starts at 24 customs offices from Wednesday

According to the customs department, the service will be available at 24 other customs offices across the country starting on Wednesday, following the sukkah bandargaha’s successful testing. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Jarnadan Sharma will inaugurate the online customs income payment expansion from the Tribhuvan Airport Customs Office.

The integrated customs system, including airport customs, Biratnagar and Birgunj, Bhairahawa, and other significant customs systems, would be installed in Asikunda World’s customs. According to Khadka, a department official, the service would begin on Wednesday by compensating import and export businesses online.

What is the customs electronic payment system?

The services provided by the customs department and its subordinate offices, which regulate foreign trade and collect about 45 percent of the country’s total revenue annually, are being made web-based, and it is considered necessary to use it in revenue payment because business people can pay revenue through customs.

As a result, efforts have been undertaken to establish an electronic system announced to be implemented in the current year’s budget address. A task force has been constituted in consultation and cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, Nepal Rastra Bank, and other banks and financial institutions to carry out this plan. Following that’s a success, it’s been agreed to proceed further.

In collaboration with Nepal Clearing House Limited, the operating body of Nepal Rastra Bank’s National Payment Switch, the Customs Department has coordinated the payment mechanism in the Asikunda system. The electronic payment system is a mechanism that allows business users and other people to deposit money from their bank accounts into the customs fund account to pay their taxes.

The user can use the connect IPS of Nepal Clearing House, Mobile App, Corporate Pay, NCHL Back Center, and Digital Wallets linked with Nepal Clearing House to make electronic payments in this method.

When making electronic payments, the user must select the relevant device and enter the appropriate login and password. You must link your bank account and verify it with your local bank office.

After the declaration and examination of the products at customs, an arrangement has been created to pay the amount directly through the financial medium they use by inputting the available details of the declaration form.

.If the payer follows the payment procedure after confirming the importer’s name and the revenue to be paid, a receipt of revenue payment will be received from the bank branch at customs.

Business people will be able to pay revenue from areas with internet connectivity, eliminating the burden of carrying cash to pay customs revenue or going to the bank to pay through a check for good for payment. The exact date of the revenue collected in customs offices can be acquired instantly with electronic payment.


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