Presidents / General Secretaries of Restaurants Associations and other Business Chamber delegations met the Director General KPRA about problems in sales tax payments and apprised him about associated problems from other government departments frequent visitations and impositions of penalties.
DG assured them full assistance in resolving their problems. They unanimously extended full support to sales tax collection in Mardan Division and voluntry registartion as per the Law.
8th Policy Making Council (PMC) Meeting was chaired today by The Finance Minister Taimur saleem Jhagrha; wherein Chief Secreatary Dr Kazim Niaz, Advocate General & Members of the Council particpated. DG KPRA gave a detailed Presentation on the performance of the organisation. and presented item wise agenda. Policy decision were taken by the Council.
Apex Body of the authority unequivocally appreciated the outstanding performance of the Authority in the First six Months of the FY.
The Authority issued a suspension of registration notice to the big Telecom Company of Pakistan 'Jazz' for not paying due taxes for the last six months despite collection from their Customers.
This extreme measure came as a last resort after issuing several notices and meetings, to comply under the relevant Law and deposit the due taxes to the Provincial Government.
Similar actions are underway against other companies and Businesses in KP.
Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Kazim Niaz appreciated the performance of the Authority during a presentation By DG KPRA this evening Secretary Finance was also present on the Occasion.
AlhamduLillah KPRA has collected 8.138 Billion for the First Six Months of this Financial Year; which is higher by 82% for the same period of time over Last year.
InshAllah we will achieve the target of this Financial Year. Furthermore, 2800 new persons registered in 6 months which shows the over all growth of the organisation.
Meeting with Property Dealers Association and Car Bargain Centres Association for Sales Tax on Services Compliance and better Regulatory mechanism.
At the NOC/Possession ceremony of Sheikh Yaseen Town peshawar, The Director General KPRA urged the Property Dealers , Developers and Contractors to Pay their tax obligations as a national duty and help in the registration of businesses with Tax Authority. He also appreciated the efforts of the management team in realising the dream of many families building their own homes.
Press briefing by the finance minister on financial analysis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Major reforms initiative and its impact on development and services delivery.
Working smart than hard!
Marathon Review session with Regional offices (Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mardan and Bannu) which lasted for 8 hours.
Comprehensive stocktaking for enhancing the growth rate from existing 51% to 80 % which will enable the Authority to meet its annual targets.
Excellency Deputy Australian High Commissioner, Co-Chair of the Multi-Donor Trust Fund Visited KPRA and appreciated the Revenue Reforms initiated by the Provincial Govt. He extended his support through the World Bank GPP..
Excellency Deputy Australian High Commissioner, Co-Chair of the Multi-Donor Trust Fund Visited KPRA and appreciated the Revenue Reforms initiated by the Provincial Govt. He extended his support through the World Bank GPP.
Business and Trade Associations of Hazara Division were invited for wider consultations on Sales Tax on services collection and reforms in the regulatory regime. The associations were told about Purpose of Revenue collection and its expedniture on service delivery for the people of this province. Finance Minister assured that multiple taxations will be eliminated so that the journey towards VAT is made possible. Besides, Tax facilitation and ease of doing business plans of the government were also shared with all stakeholders.
Inauguration of Sales Tax Regional Office Abbottabad by Finance Minister Mr Taimur Saleem Jhagra alongwith Special Assistant to CM on Industries.
Meeting with Land Developers in Peshawar for Sales Tax Compliance and filing of regular returns. Collectorate of Peshawar took the lead to venture into untapped sectors. Other Regional offices will have follow up meetings in their areas of Jurisdictions to Broaden the tax net for increased collection in this FY.
Met Haji Ifikhar sb, Vice President FPCCI and discussed the arrangements for 1st National Conference On Economic Development in Hazara Divn( 23rd to 25th Oct) Wherein KPRA will also participate to seek businesses Cooperation for Tax Broadening and Revenue Generation.
DG KPRA called on the Honourable Advocate General KP,Mr Shumail Butt and apprised him about Court cases of KPRA. DG KPRA Updated him about status of collectorate of Appeals and the Appellete Tribunal. Over all sales Tax Regime and Reform were also discussed.
Naran Hotel Association Visited the Authority and submitted Business related issues in Naran and requested for Tax reduction. The Authority has recently complusirly registered around 200 Hotels to be Tax complaint in accordance with the Finance Act and sales Tax Law. Association will cooperate with the Govt and play the role of withholding tax agent.
1st Quarter Review Meeting with staff of Collectorate Peshawar was held . Plan of 15% month on month growth will enable the Authority to meet this Financial Year Target.
Emphasis will remain on expanding to New or Low yielding sectors in all regions, System improvement in Recovery, increased registration and Business Audit in addition to resolution of and swift payment by CMOs
Consequent upon tranfer of administration and collection of Infrastructure Development Cess to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority, Mr. Muhammad Tahir Orakzai, Director General, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority, is notified as Configuration Officer and Mr. Fazal Amin Shah, Deputy Collector as Cess Officer as well as focal person with immediate effect and till further orders.
According to Finance Act, 2019, the mandate of collection of Infrastructure Development Cess has been give to KPRA
UNDP and GIZ assisted Internship programme for Women Tax Lawyers Commenced in KPRA. Kick Off meeting with DG held wherein deployment Plan was finalised with reciprocal benefits to the Internees as well as KPRA. They will be given Research assignments in tax regulatrory framework in KP
Finance Minister chaired monthly review meeting with KPRA. He emphsised for working smartly in corporate style so that results are achieved in timely manner. He also urged the team to work closely with Toursim Deptt for creating synergies and partnership for enhanced efficiency.
Meeting with Peshawar Restaurants Association about Ease of Doing Business and sales Tax on services. Association will extend all support in their legal obligations and the Authority will support the tax payers in creating business friendly environment.
A meeting on simplification and Harmonisation of provincial Tax regime and Creating Ease of doing business for more investment and economic Bouyancy was held under the chairmanship of Minister Finanace, representative of KPRA and Excise Deptt.
Field Visit of DG and Collector North in Galyat Region. Physically checked Invoices of Upcale 50 Hotels and Restaurants in and around Nathiagali. Non Compliant Businesses were given Last warning to avoid penalties and Sealing etc. They were asked to visit Tax Facilitation Center Abottabad for registration.
DG KPRA Lecture Discussion on Sub National Taxation and Value added Tax and the Role of Tax Lawyers to the participants of "TAx training for young Female Lawyers" organised by joint venture of GIZ,SDC UNDP and Peshawar Bar Council. This is part of Tax Education drive of KPRA for the various segments of Sociery for acculturation of Tax compliance
Director General Khybe Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority Mr. Muhammad Tahir Orakzai; addressing to the newly recruited officers of KPRA at Swat Serena hotel today. The event was organised by GIZ as a Capacity Development Programme: Morale Motivation and Team building for KPRA team.
Revenue Targets were assigned to All four regional Collectorates(Peshawar, Abbottabad, Bannu and Mardan Cum Malakand). Regional Collectors Submitted their Road maps to the Authority. End to End quality Management will be ensured inshAllah
مالی سال ۲۰۱۹-۲۰ کے ریونیو اہداف کے حصول کے سلسلے میں، آج خیبر پختونخواہ ریونیو اتھارٹی کا ایک جائزہ اجلاس ڈائریکٹر جنرل محمد طاہر اورکزئی کے زیرِصدارت منعقد ہوا۔
اجلاس میں خیبرپختونخواہ ریونیو اتھارٹی کے چاروں علاقائی دفاتر (پشاور، مردان، ایبٹ آباد اور بنوں) کے مجاز افسروں نے شرکت کی۔ چاروں دفاتر کے متعلقہ افسروں نے ڈائریکٹر جنرل صاحب کو اپنے اپنے علاقائی اہداف کے حصول کیلئے بنائے گئے روڈمیپ کا تفصیلی جائزہ پیش کیا۔
ڈائریکٹر جنرل محمد طاہر اورکزئی نے اتھارٹی کے اہداف کے حصول کے لئے کوششوں پر زور دیتے ہوئے کہا کہ اس سلسلے میں کارکردگی کے معیار کو ہر سطح پر بہتر رکھا جائے۔
Historic day for KPRA. Inauguration of Head Quarters, and TFC by Finance Minister and German Embassy Official respectively. Shield was presented to Finance Minister for his Continous support and patronage of Revenue Reforms.
Kick Off meeting with Media Firm for communication campaign across the province for increasiing awareness among general public and tax payers.
An Historic Day for KPRA for winning hearts and minds of the business owners in hospitality sector. Their demand for reduction of tax rates has been Met by the provl Govt. In return, they all agreed for Voluntary Registration and regular Monthly Return filing. KPRA will continue to persuad and facilitate other sector Businesses as well to fullfill their legal obligation of Tax return filing. we together will make Khyber Pakhtunkhwa prosperous and self reliant.
Hiring of Service Provider for outsourcing Support Staff Services at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA)
Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Visit to KPRA Office. He appreciated the performance of the Authority, and urged the team for high standards of professionalism,Integrity and tax payers oriented facilitation in revenue collection.
All four Provincial Revenue Authorities meeting with Federal Board of Revenue(FBR). Finance Minister KP Mr. Taimor Saleem Jhagra also participated. Finance Minister urged for more inclusive approach towards Revenue Reforms
Meeting of Provincial Revenue Authorities with National Telecom companies.
Posting and Transfers in KPRA. We are expanding to increase our outreach for this year revenue targets.
Orientation to newly appointed KPRA staff recruited for Regional offices Abbottabad, Mardan and Bannu.
Final touches and tweaking to next Financial year plan and strategies on saturday 29th June 2019.Team motivation for bigger challenges ahead. Authority will remain focus of attention for the Government
Director General KPRA, Muhammad Tahir Orakzai chaired a meeting session with the team after the seventh Policy Makiing Council meeting at civil secretariat Peshawar. Topics discussed are Road map for implementation of policies, Achievement of next year targets and strategies .
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finanace Tiamur Saleem Khan Jhagra chairing the 7th meeting of Policy Making Council of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority in Civil Secretariate Peshawar on 13-06-2019
Inter Revenue Authorities / Board Coordination Meeting arranged & hosted by Punjab Revenue Authority. Minister Finace Punjab Chaired the meeting. All the Executive Heads participated and briefed the media about tax broadening efforts keeping in view the ease of doing business and taxpayers faciliation.
DG KPRA, Tahir Orakzai presiding a meeting on, 'Strategic and Intellectual Support from GPP'.
6th meeting of the Policy Making Council of KPRA was held under the chairmanship of Minister Finance in KPRA conference Room.
Mr. Taimur Jhagra, Minister for Finance KP paid his ever first visit to KPRA's Newly established office here in Hayatabad Peshawar.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) in collaboration with GIZ Germany on Tuesday organized a Withholding’ workshop at KP Chamber of Commerce & Industry for withholding agents of Private Companies.
Peshawar: The Khyber Paktunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) in collaboration with GIZ Germany on Tuesday organized a workshop on the topic of role and responsibility of the withholding agent under the KP-Finance act 2013, withholding regulations 2015 at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Peshawar. The workshop was attended by President of KP Chamber of Commerce Faiz Muhammad, withholding agents of different private Companies, Husna Jamil, Advisor Tax Administration GIZ, Collector Sales Tax Yousaf Afridi, Additional Collector Sales Tax Shah Nawaz Khan, and other KPRA officials. Addressing the workshop, KPRA Director General, Muhammad Tahir Orakzai said that the purpose of workshop was to provide necessary understanding of KPRA and Sales Tax on services rules 2015 for withholding agents dealing with private companies, so that they were in a better position to withhold/deduct and deposit the sales tax as per law. He said that this type of gathering were necessary for both tax collectors and depositors to be in a better position to understand that issues generated while deducting and depositing sales tax. He highlighted the main features of sales tax collection and said that sales tax had been imposed on 94 different services by KPRA and different steps had been taken to collect this tax. He said that purpose of holding of this workshop was to provide information, awareness and procedures to the withholding agents for tax collection. He added that through such sessions, the KPRA expected a substantial increase in collection of sales tax. He revealed that through a series of workshops, around 300 withholding agents have been trained and sensitized about their obligation under the withholding regulation. A significant improvement has been observed in revenue coming through withholding agents.
Workshop on KPRA’s Team Mobilization for Enhanced Revenue Generation held, aimed to boost up provincial revenue.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) on Thursday held a one day workshop on ‘KPRA team mobilization for enhanced revenue generation’ with a specific focus on the role of subnational taxation . The aim of the workshop was to raise the capacity of the authority officials and to mobilize them for more effective efforts.
On this occasion Muhammad Tahir Orakzai in his keynote address emphasized on the need for broadening KPRA’s team ability to mobilize resources to pay for vital social services. He said that in this respect domestic resource mobilization can rightly become a tool for generating revenues to support sustained and economic growth in the province. He said that it is essential to identify more taxable services in the province and exploit the same for social service delivery. Generating domestic resources through sales tax on services faces enormous challenges – tax avoidance is rampant, tax collectors faces difficulties in assessment and collection of tax because of noncooperation from tax payers. The improvement in tax administration and widening the tax base, can lead to a significant increase in the provincial tax receipt. DG added that KPRA is generating 64.00 percent of the total tax based Provincial revenue which resulted more trust on the authority. The DG stressed upon the following:
1. To work as team and deploy all resource for the achievement of tax collection targets.
2. To make KPRA a vibrant organization to become a key pillar in resource generation for the province.
3. Facilitation to tax payers shall be the hall mark of the each and every official of the KPRA.
4. To create IT based monitoring of transactions which will minimize the scope of tax evasion, which will enhance the tax collection.
The workshop was attended, amongst others, by KPRA Director Muhammad Tahir Orakzai, Collector Sales Tax Muhammad Yousaf Afridi, Dirctor Admin and HR Arshad Khan Adridi and all other staff including additional directors, deputy directors and field staff.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) invites applications from eligible candidates domiciled in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the following vacant positions for its Head Quarter and Regional Offices (Abbottabad and D.I. Khan).
|S. No||Name of Post and BPS||Minimum qualification and experience||Age limit||Number of Posts|
|1||Constable (BPS-5)||At least 2nd class Matric||Up to 28 Years||Total = 16
Open merit = 14
Women Quota = 2
|2||Notice server (BPS-4)||At least 2nd class Matric, preferably with computer literacy and possessing a valid driving license of motor cycle.||Up to 28 Years||Total = 2
Open merit = 2
|3||Driver (BPS-4)||Middle & Possessing a valid license to drive Light Transport Vehicle (LTV), with at least five years’ experience of practical driving preferably with reputable organizations/ projects.||Up to 40 Years||Total = 15
Open merit = 15
|4||Photostat Operator (BPS-4)||At least 2nd class Matric with relevant
|Up to 35 Years||Total = 2
Open merit= 2
|5||Naib Qasid (BPS-2)||At least 2nd class Matric||Up to 35 Years||Total = 8
Open merit= 8
|6||Chowkidar (BPS-2)||Preferably literate||Up to 40 Years||Total = 4
Open Merit = 4
|7||Sanitary Worker (BPS-2)||Preferably Literate||Up to 40 Years||Total = 2
Open merit = 2
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Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority has established Regional tax facilitation center for filing of services tax returns.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) has set up its first tax facilitation center in Abbotabad to facilitate taxpayers in filing of their services tax returns timely. Muhammad Tahir Orakzai, DG KPRA said while issuing a press release, the facilitation aimed to broaden the tax net and is a part of KPRA’s revenue strategy of reforms with special focus on taxpayer facilitation. He said that the center is situated within the vicinity of business and commercial centers, and easily accessible to taxpayers located in Naran, Mansehra, Galyat, etc, where maximum number of taxpayers can avail the facility. Director General revealed that competent officers have been deputed at this center to guide and assist taxpayers in the filing of tax returns and registration process. The details of the center with contact numbers are being displayed on the KPRA website. He told that the facilitation which is the first one but not the last shall remain operational from Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm daily. He expressed that TFC Abbotabad would provide education and guidance to the taxpayers, and would help the taxpayers to properly fill in the sales tax on services declarations. Tahir Orakzai requested stakeholders to contact the facilitation center in case of any difficulties or problems in filing their returns.
خیبرپختونخواہ ریونیو اتھارٹی نے محصولات کی ادائیگی کے لئے ایبٹ آباد میں ریجنل ٹیکس فیسیلیٹشن سنٹرکھول دیا
ڈائریکٹریٹ آف خیبرپختونخواہ ریونیواتھارٹی پشاور سے جاری پریس ریلیزکے مطابق اتھارٹی نے ٹیکس دہندہ گان کی سہولت اور شکایات کے بروقت ازالے کے لئے ایبٹ آباد میں ٹیکس فیسلیٹشن سنٹرکھول دیا۔ پریس ریلیز کے مطابق اتھارٹی کے ڈائریکٹرجنرل محمدطاہراورکزئی نے واضح کرتے ہوئے بتایا کہ ہزارہ ڈیوژن میں خدمات سے منسلکہ شعبہ جات وافراد کا صوبے کے محاصل بڑھانے میں اہم کردار ہے اور اسی بات کو مدنظررکھتے ہوئے کے پی ریونیواتھارٹی نے وہاں کے ٹیکس دہندگان کی سہولت کے لئے ایبٹ میں کام کاباقاعدہ آغاز کیا۔ اُنہوں نے کہا کہ فیسلیٹشن سنٹرمیں فرض شناس آفیسرز اوراہلکاروں کی تعیناتی کی گئی ہے جوپیر سے جمعرات تک دفتری اوقات میں ٹیکس دہندگان کی رجسٹریشن اور محصولات جمع کرانے کے لئے موجودہوں گے۔ اُنہوں نے کہا کہ ٹیکس فیسلیٹشن سنٹر ایبٹ آباد ہزارہ ڈیوژن میں موجود خدمات سے منسلک تمام شعبہ جات باالخصوص ناران، مانسہرہ، گلیات وغیرہ کے افراد کے لئے آسانی سے قابل رسائی ہے اور یہاں کے باسی اب آسانی اور سہولت کے ساتھ اس سنٹر سے استفادہ لے سکتے ہیں۔ اُنہوں نے واضح کرتے ہوئے بتایا کہ اس سنٹرکی طرزپر اتھارٹی جنوبی اضلاع کے ٹیکس دہندہ گان کے لئے بھی عنقریب ٹیکس فیسلیٹشن سنٹرکا قیام عمل میں لائی گی جس سے نہ صرف اُن کو ٹیکس جمع کرانے میں آسانی میسر آئیگی بلکہ اس سے صوبے کے محاصل میں بھی خاطرخواہ اضافہ ہوگا