Rawalpindi: The Excise & Taxation department recently launched a tax audit of the city, during which it identified more than 2,000 residential properties that are being used illegally for commercial activities — a news source reported.
The Excise & Taxation Officer of each specific area in the city have issued notices with tax liabilities that are three times higher than before to the property owners. These individuals have been asked to submit their taxes by February 25.
These details were revealed by the Tax Officer Jahangir, who further informed that the illegal properties had been found during a third-party audit of various housing schemes across the city.
The people who fail to pay their taxes by February 25 will have to face the risk of seeing their properties being sealed by the authorities. In addition, arrest warrants may also be issued against the accused individuals.