Lahore, March 16, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Restaurants Invoice Monitoring System (RIMS) has been launched from Lahore. This latest system for immediate collection of relevant information about the sales of restaurants will be enforced in all cities of the province under a phased programme. RIMS is the most modern online monitoring system for ensuring that the tax paid by restaurants reaches the government.
He stated this while addressing a meeting through video link, here today. The Chief Minister said that the first balloting of Amanat Scheme under this modern system will be held in April and the computerized balloting process will be transparent. He said that RIMS is a revolutionary step for encouraging taxpayers besides promoting tax culture in the province.
Shahbaz Sharif said that payment of tax is a national responsibility and linked with development and progress of the country. He said that the new system will help in promotion of awareness in the people regarding payment of tax besides bringing about transparency in the tax system. He said that a tax day will also be observed in Punjab every year as such measures encourage tax payers. Provincial Minister for Finance Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Secretary Finance and head of Punjab Revenue Authority attended the meeting through video link.
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