Date to avail concession on token tax extended

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RAWALPINDI: The Excise and Taxation Department has extended the date to avail 10 per cent concession rate of token tax announced by the Motor Branch of the E&T to August 31.

According to Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer (AETO) Rawalpindi, Sohail Shahzad, the Motor Branch had announced 10 per cent concession on token tax till July 31 which has been extended to August 31 to facilitate the citizens.

He said, after August 31, the vehicles caught without token tax would be impounded and fine would also be imposed particularly on commercial vehicles.

Special counters had been established for collection of vehicles token tax, he said and urged the citizens to avail the opportunity and pay token tax before expiry of the deadline.

He informed that E&T, Motor Branch Rawalpindi has collected over Rs26 million additional revenue in July as compared to the same period of the last year.

Sohail Shahzad said that E&T Rawalpindi on the directives of Director Rawalpindi Division Chaudhary Sohail Arshad made earnest efforts to achieve the revenue target.

He said, due to hectic efforts of MRA-I Malik Amjid Awan and MRA-II, Sohail Sabir, the Motor Branch managed to collect over Rs150 million during July, this year while the branch generated Rs124 million in July 2018.

He said that the branch had accelerated its ongoing campaign against tax defaulters.

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