KPRA’s drive ends with over 200K new registrations

PESHAWAR: The Registration Drive of KPRA, launched for taxpayers’ facilitation and tax acceleration in North Region, concluded in Naran on Friday.
Over two hundred service providers in Haripur, Mansehra, Balakot, Naran, Kaghan, Batakundi and Jalkhand were brought into the tax net and over 200 were identified who will be brought under the tax net.
The teams of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) provided instant registration facility to unregistered business owners associated with services sector in Haripur, Mansehra, Balakot, Naran, Kaghan, Batakundi and Jalkhand in the 10 days long drive conducted on the special directive of Director General KPRA Fayyaz Ali Shah.
The USAID-KPRM provided assistance to KPRA to successfully conduct the drive in which Inspectors, Monitoring Officers and Facilitation officers of KPRA visited the business premises of potential taxpayers for awareness and providing instant registration facility at their doorsteps.
On Friday, the KPRA registration team setup their mobile registration camp in Naran for the facilitation of the taxpayers, and the field teams visited the business premises of unregistered service providers and provided them registration on the spot along with providing information regarding the collection and administration of sales tax on services. The team held meetings with the association of tent service providers in Mansehra and with Naran-Kaghan Hotel and Restaurants Association who assured the team their support and cooperation.
KPRA Additional Collector North Umer Arshad Khan thanked USAID-KPRM for assisting KPRA in successfully conducting the drive. He also appreciated the business community of North Region for cooperating with the teams of KPRA. “Our team is ready to provide every support to the taxpayers in matters relating to the collection of sales tax and monthly returns filing,” he said adding that the contribution of business community of North Region in KPRA’s annual revenue collection is encouraging and he hoped that the hospitality sector of the region will perform better than the last year. The Additional Collector North appreciated the efforts of KPRA registration team.
USAID-KPRM Activity Communication lead Naveed Yousafzai said in his statement that they have been providing assistance and support to KPRA in capacity building of its staff, and awareness, facilitation and education of the taxpayers and it will continue its support for broadening of tax base and increasing revenue of KPRA.

Aziz Buneri
Aziz Buneri
Author is a senior journalist and working in the field of journalism since 2004. He covers Financial, Social, Political and regional issues for Pakistan today and Profit. He can reached at [email protected]
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