Sindh Excise impounds 250 vehicles in campaign against tax defaulters

KARACHI: Sindh Excise and Taxation Department has impounded 250 vehicles in its ongoing campaign against tax defaulting motor vehicles, a statement said on Thursday.

Documents of around 450 vehicles have also been confiscated for various reasons. The department also recovered Rs4.4 million as provincial tax in this exercise, which will continue till January 02, 2020.

As many as 7043 vehicles have been checked during the first two days of Road Checking Campaign of the excise department, Sindh, against tax defaulting vehicles under the direction of the provincial minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla.

During the campaign so far 250 vehicles were seized for various reasons the documents of 450 vehicles were also confiscated and in total tax and penalty amounted to over Rs 4.4 million was collected.

According to the details, 1999 vehicles were checked in Karachi, 1884 vehicles in Hyderabad, 1115 in Sukkur, 987 in Larkana, 680 in Mirpur Khas and 378 vehicles in Shaheed Benazirabad.

For various reasons, papers of 180 vehicles in Karachi, 105 in Hyderabad, 31 in Sukkur, 66 in Larkana, 28 in Mirpur Khas and 40 in Shaheed Benazir Abad were confiscated while Rs 7825 in Karachi, Rs 1308638 in Hyderabad, Rs 616937 in Sukkur, Rs 1125696 in Larkana, Rs 500647 in Mirpur Khas and Rs 850737 in Shaheed Benazirabad were collected in the form of taxes and fines.

Meanwhile the Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukesh Kumar Chawla, in a statement issued here on Thursday, has said that the road checking campaign for tax collection from the owners of tax defaulting vehicles will continue till January 2 and the owners of tax defaulting vehicles should deposit their taxes in a timely manner to avoid any unpleasant situation on the roads.

“Timely payment of taxes is our national duty, and in doing so, we prove ourselves as a law abiding citizen,” he concluded.

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