Punjab E&T dept collects Rs430m property tax till Nov

MULTAN: The Punjab Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Department till November collected Rs430 million out of the Rs675 million property tax set target for FY21.

In this regard, E&T Deputy Director Khalid Hussain Qasoori told the media here on Wednesday that the five per cent rebate offer has been ended and is now only available for payment of taxes through the e-payment system.

He informed that there were 155,000 property tax consumers across Multan district whereas 50pc of them had paid their taxes so far, adding that routine property tax collection is underway and no crackdown has been carried out so far as a step to facilitate the taxpayers due to coronavirus pandemic.

The excise and taxation officer (ETO) informed that teams will be constituted to speed up tax collection from next month of December.

He said that excise inspectors would start a survey to detect new units to bring into the tax net.

He said that coronavirus SOPs were being fully followed and all preventive measures being taken in the department’s offices.

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