Lahore: Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman has said that Excise & Taxation Department has recovered 10407 billion tax up to November 2015 which is more than previous year. He said that the tax has been recovered under the heads of motor vehicles, property tax, professional tax, entertainment tax and foreign house tax.
He disclosed this while presiding over a departmental meeting, here today. Secretary Excise & Taxation Ali Tahir, DG Excise & Taxation and Regional Director were also present on the occasion.
Secretary Excise & Taxation Ali Tahir told the meeting that 4558.95 million rupees were recovered under the head of motor vehicle, 4531.77 million rupees property tax, 308.67 million rupees as excise duty, 136.87 million rupees as cotton fee, 31.33 million rupees as entertainment tax 0.41 million rupees as education tax whereas 0.37 million rupees as farm house tax up to November.
He said that the recovery made up to November 2015 is better than previous years. He said that recovery has reduced due to decrease in cotton production. He told that all regional heads have been directed to ensure recovery at the end of the year 2015.
Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman told that the target given by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is tough than previous year, therefore, hard work is required. He directed regional heads to continue process of tax recovery and achieve the fixed target.
The Minister was told that tax recovery system has been computerized in six districts which is creating problems in tax recovery. It is hope that all regional heads will continue strenuous efforts for achieving fixed targets. Provincial Minister appreciated the performance of officers and asked them to continue recovery with the same spirit.