Government to shun service providers not registered under GST scheme

Government authorities are being urged not to obtain goods or services from businesses that have failed to register for the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

A new Finance Ministry circular has said government offices must not conduct business or sign contracts with enterprises not registered with the Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA), according to local media reports.

The circular has been signed by the present Finance Minister Abdulla Jihad.