PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) has announced to kick off the registration week to facilitate people associated with the services sector across the province.

For Peshawar, the registration week would start from March 9 and continue until March 12.

On the directives of KPRA Director General Fayyaz Ali Shah, the teams from the authority’s headquarters in Peshawar and regional offices at Bannu, Mardan and Abbottabad would setup mobile registration offices at various locations where anyone associated with the services sector could visit and register business with the authority.

Each regional office of the authority would conduct its registration week on separate dates.

“Paying taxes is our obligation and it’s our tax money that fiscally empowers the government to finance developmental projects in your area. Your tax money would not only make the province economically self-reliant, but the development would also bring prosperity with a visible growth in business and trade,” said Shah in his message for the drive.

“We are observing the registration week to facilitate our people and to ease their job. Anyone associated with the services sector can come and visit our mobile registration offices and get their businesses registered with the authority,” he added.

The registration week for Bannu region is scheduled to be held from March 16-20 and for Mardan and Malakand regions the week will be held from March 24-27.

Similarly, for Abbottabad the registration week would be observed from March 30 to April 3.

KPRA teams would be present at the mobile registration centres in each region during the registration week and anyone could easily come and seek help in registering their businesses or any other information relating to the registration or tax filing with the authority.

People can also directly contact the KPRA through WhatsApp and telephone or visit its website to get any information regarding registration and sale tax on services.

Under the KP’s Finance Act 2013, sales tax on services is mandatory for every business owner who provides with services in the province.

To pay sales tax on services, it is mandatory to register the business first with the authority.