Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government hopes to generate PKR 10 billion in tax revenue during the current fiscal year, a news source reported. An independent revenue authority (KPRA), established by the government has already enhanced tax collection to PKR 7.26 billion.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA), which primarily deals with the administration of sales and services tax as per constitutional provisions, has already established centres to facilitate tax filers in Abbottabad and Dera Ismail Khan.
KPRA Director General Muhammad Tahir Orakzai said the facilitation centres aim to broaden the tax net and are a part of KPRA’s revenue strategy of reforms with special focus on taxpayer facilitation.
A senior official of Excise, Taxation Department and Narcotics Control Department said the government plans to establish more tax facilitation centres and excise offices in six key districts of the province.
These offices would help collect various types of provincial taxes, duties, fees and cess items that would help broaden the tax base. Besides, a draft legislation for general sales tax (GST) has been finalised.