LAHORE: Punjab’s Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that Punjab government is modernizing the system of receipt of taxes and positive results are being witnessed.
He said that a sum of Rs 250 million and 2.4 million was received as property tax, hotel bed tax, education cess, farm houses and under other heads at Lahore office of Excise and Taxation Department during the month of December last year. He said that property, token and services taxes are the major source of income of the government and modern computerized technology is being introduced for improving the system of receipt of taxes as good governance and elimination of corruption is the mission of Punjab government.
Addressing a meeting of the officers of Excise & Taxation Department, Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said that government has adopted the policy of computerization and e-technology in government affairs and encouraging results are being witnessed especially in the recovery of taxes. He said that more offices of the department are being set up in the cities having a higher population for facilitating the citizens in the payment of taxes while the system of online payment of taxes is also being introduced.