KATHMANDU, Nov. 23 -- Surya Nepal Private Limited on Wednesday was honored as the highest taxpayer company for the last fiscal year.

Amid a program organized by the Inland Revenue Department to mark the National Tax Day 2022, Finance Secretary Krishna Hari Pushkar honored Surya Nepal in the genre. The government honored individuals and organizations under 15 categories of taxes.

During fiscal year 2021/22, Surya Nepal paid Rs 10.72 billion in taxes, up from Rs 9.34 billion in the previous fiscal year. The company sells cigarettes, matchboxes, incense sticks and confectionaries.

Similarly, Vijaya Kumar Shah received recognition as the largest tax paying person in the last fiscal year. Shah leads Jawalakhel Group of Industries, which inc...