RAWALPINDI: Excise and taxation department Rawalpindi has collected over Rs2.4 billion revenue including property, motor, professional taxes, excise fee and entertainment duties in four districts of the division during the past six months, while 115,354 vehicles including 98,220 motorcycles were registered during 2017.
According to details, the provincial government had fixed over Rs4.6 billion revenue targets for the Rawalpindi division including Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock districts for 2017-18. Overall 53 percent of the target was achieved in six months.
Excise and taxation Rawalpindi division director Tanveer Abbas Gondal appreciating the efforts of the teams directed the excise and taxation officers of the division and the inspectors to accelerate their ongoing campaign against tax defaulters.
According to the director, the Rawalpindi district recovered over Rs2.1 billion against the set target of over Rs3.9 billion with 54 percent revenue collection and Jhelum collected over Rs120 million against the set target of over Rs258 million with 47 percent recovery. Similarly, Chakwal recovered over Rs105 million against the target of over Rs211 million with 50 percent recovery while Attock collected over Rs128 million against a target of over Rs244 million with 52 percent revenue collection.
Excise and taxation Rawalpindi registered a total of 115,354 vehicles including 98,220 motorcycles, 5946 cars, 6172 commercial vehicles, 4608 rickshaws, 342 government and 66 semi-government vehicles during 2017.
Excise and taxation Rawalpindi division director also informed that revenue worth over Rs220 million was generated through vehicles registration during the year 2017.
Motorcycles registration contributed over Rs71 million to the provincial exchequer and revenue worth over Rs76 million was collected through the registration of motorcars during last year.
The registration of commercial vehicles generated revenue worth over Rs58million in the Rawalpindi district, he added.