Excise Dept has collected over Rs68941m in taxes till May: Chawla

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Karachi: Sindh Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control & Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla has said that the Sindh Excise Department during the current financial year, from July 2019 to April-May, had collected a total of Rs68941 million in term of various taxes.

He further said that Rs5416.9 million was collected in terms of motor vehicle tax, Rs56811.278 million in infrastructure, and Rs512.770 million in professional tax while Rs203.482 million was collected in cotton fee. He added that Rs1822.619 million was collected in property tax and Rs60.177 million in entertainment duty and the rest in other taxes.

It may be mentioned that the offices of Sindh Excise Department were closed from March 21 to June 2 due to lockdown caused by Coronavirus.

Provincial Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla said that the Sindh government had given 25 per cent exemption in property tax, professional tax, motor vehicle tax and entertainment duty keeping in view the difficulties of the people.

Chawla added, ‘ Online Queue Management System has been introduced to provide protection against Coronavirus. Under this system vehicle registration, transfer and other taxes can be deposited ‘. He said that the health advisory issued by the Sindh government for the prevention of coronavirus was being strictly followed in the offices of the Excise Department of Sindh and on website of the Excise Department http: //taxportal.excise.gos.pk the interested taxpayers might register themselves by visiting it . Provincial Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla said thay those who are interested in filing taxes should immediately take advantage of the online queue management system.