Sindh E&T dept lauded for achieving tax targets

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla on Wednesday lauded the Sindh Excise and Taxation Department for recovering 102pc in taxes for the fiscal year 2018-19.

“The E&T department recovered Rs74.92 billion in the financial year FY19, as compared to the collection of Rs66.48 billion in FY18,” the provincial minister noted while presiding over a meeting in his office.

Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Secretary Abdul Rahim Shaikh, director generals Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other officers attended the meeting.

Briefing the meeting, E&T Director General Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh said that Rs7.09 billion was collected in term of the motor vehicle tax, Rs6.01 billion as infrastructure cess and Rs398.294 millions as professional tax.

He added, “Rs167.929 million was recovered as cotton fee, Rs2.04 billion as property tax, Rs81.277 million as entertainment duty, while the remaining amount was recovered through other taxes.”

Addressing the meeting, Mukesh Kumar Chawla appreciated the performance of the officers in achieving the tax targets and hoped that they would work with the same spirit in the future as well. He also assured them of appreciation letters and cash prizes for their performances.

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