KARACHI: The Sindh government has collected Rs4.77 billion as motor vehicle tax during first eight months (July – February) 2019/2020.
This was informed at a meeting presided over by Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation – Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla on Friday.
At the meeting the provincial minister directed the officers to ensure timely and complete recovery of taxes and especially to speed up the collection of property tax and motor vehicle tax.
The meeting was also attended by Secretary Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Abdul Rahim Sheikh, Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other officers.
Briefing the meeting, Director General Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said that Rs. 651.480 million was collected in the month of February in term of motor vehicle tax.
He further stated that Rs. 4036.314 million from Karachi, Rs 340.999 million from Hyderabad and Rs 199.325 million from Sukkur while Rs 74.183 million was received from Shaheed Benazirbad, Rs 75.943 million from Larkana and Rs 43.399 million from Mirpur Khas as motor vehicle tax.
Addressing the meeting, Provincial Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla directed the officers to pay special attention to motor vehicle tax collection and a comprehensive road checking campaign should be launched as soon as possible to collect the tax from the tax defaulting vehicles.
He said that officers who failed to meet the tax targets would be taken to task and no negligence would be tolerated in the collection of taxes.