KP govt authorises six departments for tax collection

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday authorised six administrative departments responsible for tax collection, besides authorising 13 non-tax collecting bodies.

White Paper 2019-20 contained that the departments made responsible for tax collection included the Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control for collection of urban immovable property tax, motor vehicle excise, infrastructure development cess and tobacco development cess.

The KP Revenue Authority (KPRA) would be responsible for collecting sales tax on 91 services under Finance Act 2013, while Estate Board of Revenue would collect tax from mutation, agricultural income, stamp duties, registration fees, land revenue, urban capital value tax.

Similarly, the Energy and Power Department would be responsible for collecting tariffs on hydel power projects and electricity duty. Transport and Mass Transit would be responsible for collecting tax through land license fee, transport fares, goods and forwarding agencies, route permit fee and motor vehicle fitness.

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Likewise, Information and Public Relations Department would collect tax from print and electronic media, printing press of DGPR, advertisements on Pakhtunkha FM Radio, registration and renewal of newspapers and advertising agencies.

It was further stated that 13 administrative departments, including administration, home and irrigation, police, labour, public health engineering, works and services, local government, forestry, environment, wildlife and environmental protection agency, mines and minerals development, sports, tourism, archaeology, museums and youth affairs, elementary and secondary education, higher education, law, agriculture, livestock, dairy development and fisheries would not collect any provincial tax.

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