The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority held a training workshop on Sales Tax Withholding Regulations 2020, for Public Sector Withholding Agents in Peshawar.
The training workshop was arranged with the support of Governance and Policy Project (GPP) of World Bank at Pearl Continental hotel Peshawar on Thursday. Additional Collector Headquarters KPRA Fazal Amin Shah gave a detailed presentation on the KPRA Sales Tax Withholding Regulations 2020, to the participants belonging to government departments, TMAs and Authorities.
The KPRA officials including KPRA Advisor on Tax Policy and Reforms Iftikhar Qutab and KPRA Advisor on Financial Management and Tax Audit Abdul Siddique answered the questions of the participants and assured them complete support to ease their work. Fazal Amin Shah in his presentation explained the process of withholding tax by the public sector withholding agents from the service providers. He explained how and at what ratio tax needs to be withheld from a service provider registered with KPRA and a service provider not registered with KPRA. He told the participants that KPRA needs their support and assistance in collecting the sales tax on services from their service providers which is levied under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Act 2013 by the provincial government. He asked them to take services only from those service providers who are registered with KPRA and avoid others as they would not be willing to pay the sales tax on services to KPRA.
Advisory Tax Policy and Reforms Iftikhar Qutab shed light on the history of sales tax in Pakistan and told them that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has huge potential in services sector so the revenue of KPRA can be increased easily but KPRA would need their support and assistance. KPRA Advisor on Financial Management and Tax Audit Abdul Siddique is his concluding remarks said that the aim of the workshop was to sensitize them to uncap the services sector in the province which has potential of more than 60 billion revenue annually. “We can’t do this alone. All the government entities have to work together to increase the tax collection,” he said.
Clicks from a meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) officials with Representatives of US AID'S Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Mobilization, implemented by Chemonics Int. The project will assist KPRA in improving its capacity and performance. Under the project a diagnostic assessment of KPRA for improvement will be conducted. The officials discussed how the diagnosis will be performed and what areas will be focused on.
Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) Fayyaz Ali Shah chaired a meeting with a team of A. F Ferguson & Co. The firm will develop Sector Notes for Oil and Gas for KPRA with the assistance of Governance Policy and Project of World Bank
Glimpses from the farewell meeting of KPRA officers with the outgoing Director Admin & HR Mr. Abdul Haleem Khan and Director Finance Mr. Ajmal Khan.
Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority Mr. Fayyaz Ali Shah presented mementos and flower bouquets to the directors and admired their valuable contribution in making KPRA a strong and well-established government entity. "It's a sad but important aspect of life as a civil servant that you have to say goodbye to old colleagues to join your new task. You played your parts in building this institution and we wish you a happy and successful life at your new assignments," he said.
Both the directors extended their gratitude to the officers of the KPRA for assisting them as a team in building KPRA up from the ground and advised them to continue their hard work with the same passion and zeal to achieve their goals. "You were selected among the best and I believe you will continue your good work and will achieve your revenue targets along with the routine tasks assigned to you," said Abdul Haleem Khan in his remarks adding that KPRA officers are lucky to have a very competent and hardworking Director General. The Director Finance said that KPRA is an example for other institutions to follow.
The tripartite agreement was signed amongst the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, State Bank of Pakistan and 1-Link on Tuesday at the Civil Secretariat Peshawar. KP Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra and Spokesperson KP Government Kamran Khan Bangash attended the ceremony.
The Alternate Dilivery Channels (ADC) will enable the taxpayers in the province to submit their taxes directly from their Cell Phones, Computers and from ATMs thus relieving them from personally visiting designated banks for submitting their taxes to the government.
Secretary Finance Atif Rehman, Chief Executive Officer 1-Link Najeeb Agrawalla, Director of Finance State Bank of Pakistan Qader Bakhash signed the agreement at the ceremony.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) Director General Fayyaz Ali Shah signed a joint Agreement with Pakistan Revenue Automation Private Limited (PRAL) for the functioning of the ADCs.
خدمات پر سیلز ٹیکس کی ادائیگی کے لیے آن لائن پورٹل کا آغاز
خیبر پختونخوا حکومت نے ایک اور شاندار قدم اٹھاتے ہوئے خدمات پر سیلز ٹیکس کی آن لائن ادائیگی شروع کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے۔ جس سے تاجر برادری کو ماہانہ یا سالانہ بنیادوں پر واجب الادا ٹیکس جمع کرانے کے لیے سرکاری اداروں یا دفاتر جانے کی ضرورت نہیں پڑے گی بلکہ وہ آن لائن ہی ادائیگی کر سکیں گے۔ اس سلسلے میں حکومت خیبر پختونخوا، اسٹیٹ بینک آف پاکستان اور ون لنک کے مابین پشاور میں مفاہمتی یادداشت پر دستخط ہوئے۔ اس موقع پر صوبائی وزیر صحت و خزانہ تیمور سلیم خان جھگڑا، وزیراعلیٰ خیبرپختونخوا کے معاون خصوصی برائے اطلاعات و اعلیٰ تعلیم اور ترجمان صوبائی حکومت کامران خان بنگش، چیف سیکرٹری خیبرپختونخوا ڈاکٹر کاظم نیاز، سیکریٹری خزانہ عاطف رحمان، ایڈیشنل سیکرٹری سفیر احمد، ڈی جی خیبرپختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی فیاض علی شاہ، اسٹیٹ بینک آف پاکستان اور ون لنک کے اعلیٰ عہدیداروں سمیت دیگر حکام موجود تھے۔ اس موقع پر میڈیا سے گفتگو کرتے ہوئے صوبائی وزیر صحت و خزانہ تیمور سلیم خان جھگڑا کا کہنا تھا کہ آن لائن پورٹل سے تاجر برادری کیلئے ٹیکسز جمع کرانے میں آسانی ہوگی اور یہ اقدام ہماری ڈیجیٹلائزیشن اور کاروبار میں آسانی کی پالیسی کی ایک کڑی ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ اس آن لائن سروس سے تاجروں سمیت کسی کو بھی خدمات پر سیلز ٹیکس جمع کرانے کے لیے سرکاری اداروں اور دفاتر میں جانے کی ضرورت نہیں پڑے گی۔ جس سے نہ صرف ان کے مسائل کم ہوں گے بلکہ نظام میں بھی مزید شفافیت آئے گی۔ خیبرپختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی کی کارکردگی کو سراہتے ہوئے صوبائی وزیر نے کہا کہ گزشتہ سال کورونا وباء کے باوجود ٹیکسز کی مد میں 17 ارب کے محصولات اکھٹے کیے۔ اس دوران 30 کے لگ بھگ ٹیکسز کے ریٹ بھی کم کیے گئے تھے تاہم ٹیکس ریٹ میں کمی کے باوجود محصولات میں اضافہ ہوا۔دوسری طرف جب 2018 میں اقتدار سنبھالا تو ریونیو اتھارٹی مسلسل 3 سال سے صرف 10 ارب سالانہ ریونیو اکٹھا کر رہی تھی۔ تیمور جھگڑا نے امید ظاہر کی کہ اس سال ہمارا ہدف 20 ارب روپے کا ہے تاہم پوری امید ہے کہ ریونیو اتھارٹی 21 ارب سے زائد کے محصولات اکٹھے کر لے گی۔انکا کہنا تھا کہ اگر اس سال ہم 22 ارب روپے اکھٹے کرنے میں کامیاب ہوئے تو گزشتہ دو سالوں میں صوبائی محصولات میں 120 فیصد اضافہ ہوگا جو ملک کی تاریخ شاید ہوا ہو۔ تیمور جھگڑا نے امید ظاہر کی کہ ریونیوزیادہ ہو گا تو عوام کے لیے صحت انصاف کارڈ جیسے اور فلاحی منصوبے شروع کر سکیں گے
BANNU: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) South Region held an orientation workshop for the public sector withholding agents at Commissioner Hall Bannu on Thursday.
The aim of the workshop was to make interaction with the public sector withholding agents and educate them about the new withholding regulations issued by the authority in September 2020.
Withholding agents from public sector entities including the Medical Teaching Institutes (MTIs), Tehsil/Town Municipal Administration, Universities, Educational Boards and Development Authorities participated in the workshop arranged with the assistance of district administration Bannu.
The participants were briefed on the laws and regulations associated with the sales tax on services and were given training by the KPRA South team on how to make registration with the KPRA, E-filling of returns and submission of withholding statements. They were briefed regarding the new holding regulations issued by the authority in September 2020.
Speaking at the occasion, Additional Collector South Imran Khan said that KPRA is striving to play its part in making Khyber Pakhtunkhwa fiscally self-reliant. “To achieve this goal we need the help and support of our withholding agents,” he said adding that KPRA always welcomes them and proudly call them its stakeholders.
“Our team would always be available to help and facilitate them. Together we can bring change and help KPRA in achieving its goals of fiscally strengthening the government giving it more fiscal space to spend on public uplift schemes” he said. Mr Imran extended his gratitude to the district administration Bannu and the withholding agents for making the orientation working possible.
Meeting with Naran and Galyat Hotel Association for Sales Tax on Services Compliance and better Regulatory mechanism.
KPRA officials give briefing to the new Director General KPRA Mr. Fayaz Ali Shah. Important decisions to facilitate tax payers were made in the 6 hours long meeting. The DG appreciated the efforts of the directorates, collectorate and regional offices for achieving their revenue targets.
KPRA will always be thankful to its former Director General Mr. Tahir Orakzai for his efforts in transforming it into a strong and vibrant organisation strengthening the revenue base of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Clicks of the last meeting with Mr. Tahir Orakzai who relinquished charge of the authority to the new Director General Mr. Fayaz Ali Shah. We, the team of KPRA, welcome our new team-leader.
A comprehensive review of Revenue as well as Organisational Development By Finance Minister Special Assistant to CM on Excise & Taxation. Mr. Ghazan Jamal also attended the Marathon session.
Finance Minister graced the Occasion as Chief Guest. who spoke about expectations of the Govt from the Authority in the journey towards Better Fiscal planning and Management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Withholding Agent Workshop for Government Officers
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.
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
DG KPRA recieving shield while participating as Panelist in ICAP National Conference on Taxation: a pathway to prosperity
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.