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Motor vehicle tax collection grows by 15pc to Rs12.7 billion in 1HFY21

ISLAMABAD: The collection of motor vehicle tax has increased by 15 percent to Rs12.7 billion during the first half (July – December) of 2020/2021 owing to improved business and commercial activities after ease in coronavirus lockdown.

According to official statistics made available on Saturday, the motor vehicle tax collected by all the provinces increased to Rs12.7 billion during the first half of the current fiscal year as compared with Rs11 billion in the corresponding half of the last fiscal year.

Province wise collection data revealed that Punjab had contributed the major chunk under this head. The Punjab province collected Rs7.08 billion as motor vehicle tax during first half of the current fiscal year as compared with Rs6.52 billion in the corresponding half of the last fiscal year.

In terms of growth, the Sindh province registered an increase of 28.48 percent to Rs4.28 billion during the period of July – December of the current fiscal year as compared with Rs3.33 billion during the same period of the last fiscal year.

The collection of motor vehicle tax by the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa registered an increase of 2.24 percent to Rs865 million during the first half of the current fiscal year as compared with Rs846 million in the corresponding half of the last fiscal year.

The Balochistan province collected Rs413 million as motor vehicle tax during July – December 2020/2021 as compared with Rs303 million in the same period of the last fiscal year.