Karachi, July 03, 2017 (PPI-OT): Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Mukesh Kumar Chawla has said that Excise and Taxation Department Sindh has achieved a milestone while achieving 108 % tax recovery during fiscal year 2016-17. This he said while presiding over a meeting here in his office. He said that It had collected Rs.56926.805 millions from July 2016 to June 2017 including bank guarantee while Rs. 47457.807 millions were collected in the same period during financial year 2015-16.
Secretary Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Shaikh and Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui also attended the meeting. DG Shoaib Siddiqui, while briefing the meeting , told that as compared to previous year Rs.9468.998 millions more were collected, while from July 2016 to June 2017, Rs.6010.873 millions were received in term of motor vehicle tax, Rs.40604.825 millions in term of infrastructure cess.
He added, “Rs. 1894.608 millions in the head of property tax, Rs. 357.024 millions in term of professional tax while remaining amount was collected in terms of other taxes such cotton fee, entertainment duty etc”. Provincial Minister for ET and NC Mukesh Kumar Chawla, while expressing his satisfaction over the performance of the department, said that it was a matter of great pleasure that we had got 108% tax targets and hopefully we would continue this practice in the years to come. He seconded the suggestion of Secretary and director general to award cash prizes and appreciation certificates to those officers and officials who showed excellent performance in recovery of the taxes.
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