Training on Sales Tax on Services Withholding Regulations 2020
سیلز ٹیکس ان سروسز کی عدم ادائیگی پر کیپرا نارتھ ریجن نے دو ہوٹل سیل کردئیے۔
پشاور۔ ایڈیشنل کلکٹر خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی نارتھ ریجن عمر ارشد خان کی ہدایت پر کیپرا نارتھ ریجن کی ٹیم کی ناران اور بٹہ کنڈی میں واقع ٹیکس نادہندہ ہوٹلوں اور ریسٹورانٹس کے خلاف کاروائیاں جاری، ٹیکس کی عدم ادائیگی پر تاج پرل کانٹی نینٹل ہوٹل اور سیام ہائیٹس ہوٹل اور ریسٹورانٹ خیبر پختونخواہ فینانس ایکٹ 2013 کے سیکشن نمبر 47 قسط نمبر 48 اور سیکشن نمبر49 کے تحت سیل کر دیے گئے۔۔
تفصیلات کے مطابق کے ڈپٹی کلکٹر نارتھ سندس ارشاد ملک، اسسٹنٹ کلکٹر محمد منیر اور انکی ٹیم نے سیلز ٹیکس سروسز کی ادائیگی کو یقینی بنانے کے لیے ناران اور بٹہ کنڈی میں واقع ہوٹلوں اور ریسٹورانٹس کے دورے بھی کئےاور ان کو سیلز ٹیکس آن سروسز کے متعلق معلومات فراہم کیں۔
اس موقع پر ڈپٹی کلکٹر نارتھ سندس ارشاد کا کہنا تھا کہ سیلز ٹیکس آن سروسز خیبرپختونخوا فنانس ایکٹ 2013 کے تحت سروسز شعبے پر لاگو ہے اور ٹیکس کی عدم ادائیگی کسی بھی صورت برداشت نہیں کی جائے گی۔
ان کا کہنا تھا کہ کہ ٹیکس نادہندگان کے خلاف کاروائیوں کا سلسلہ جاری رہے گا اور کسی کے ساتھ کوئی بھی رعایت نہیں برتی جائے گی۔ انہوں نے اس موقع پر ہوٹل اور ریسٹورانٹس مالکان کو ہر قسم کے تعاون کا یقین دلایا اور ان پر زور دیا کہ ٹیکس کی ادائیگی کو بروقت یقینی بنائیں تاکہ کسی بھی قسم کی قانونی چارہ جوئی سے محفوظ رہیں۔
KPRA is working on the capacity building of its staff. USAID'S Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Mobilization is assisting KPRA in trainings.
KPRA is successfully achieving its targets and is trying its best to further ease tax payments for the taxpayers. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has reduced tax rates in its tax relief package to encourage tax compliance. A short video about KPRA. Thank you KP Chief Minister's Strategic Communication Unit
Team of KPRA South held a meeting with district administration Lakki Marwat to discuss security and other necessary arrangements for the visit of KPRA team to Lakki Block of OGDCL.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) held a meeting with USAID's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Mobilization (KPRM) team. The participants held Fateha Khawani for Mr. Iftikhar Qutab, advisor KPRA on tax policy who died peacefully in Peshawar (May God rest his soul in peace. Ameen). KPRM introduced its contractors including KPMG and STEP Nex with the officials of #KPRA. The KPMG will conduct the diagnostic study of KPRA identifying any possible gaps/weaknesses in various sections of the Authority including Collectorate, Audit, IT, Registration, Communications, Grievance Redressal System, HR and Administration. Based on the outcome of the diagnostic #study, the KPMG will give suggestions for overcoming those gaps and strengthening of the Authority. Trainings will be arranged based on the outcome of the study for the capacity building of KPRA staff. The STEP Nex will assist and strengthen the #IT section of the KPRA and in the meeting it briefed the officials on its plan. The KPRM team and the contractors expressed their satisfaction and gratitude on the passion shown by the officials of the KPRA in the project, while, the Director General KPRA Mr. Fayyaz Ali Shah told the KPRM team and the contractors that his office is open for them and assured that there will be no delay in the study and the subsequent measures, to be taken after the completion of the study, from the KPRA’s side. He told the participants that the study and the measures in the light of the outcome of the study will help KPRA in achieving its next #year #revenue collection target along with the strengthening of KPRA as an institution. USAID Pakistan
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) successfully collected Rs20.8 billion in the financial year 2020-21 achieving all its revenue targets.
Despite the disastrous impact of the Pandemic Covid-19 on the overall economy of the province, the KPRA has doubled its revenue collection since 2018-19 which shows its exceptional performance in these two years.
The KPRA showed 22% growth rate in the overall revenue collection compared to the financial year 2019-20 in the collection was Rs 17 billion.
It is worth mentioning that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had given a huge tax relief package to the business community by slicing down the rates of sales tax on services on 28 different sectors in the year 2020-21. Despite the reduction in tax rates the KPRA still managed to meet its annual targets by expanding its tax net taking it to over 15,000 registered taxpayers.
Every regional office of the authority has showed tremendous progress in meeting their annual revenue and non-revenue targets. KPRA Peshawar achieved 107% of its target in non corporate and withholding collecting Rs160 million more than the actual target given to it. The South Region of KPRA was tasked to collect Rs1.5 billion which it successfully achieved and even managed to exceed the target given to it.
Similarly, the Mardan Region also exceeded its annual target of collecting Rs800 million, while, the Northern Region successfully collected Rs928 million. The KPRA also exceeded the annual target given to it in the collection of Infrastructure Development Cess (IDC). The government had tasked KPRA to collect Rs1300 million in the IDC and it managed to collect Rs1410 million.
Director General KPRA Mr. Fayyaz Ali Shah has appreciated the efforts of the KPRA staff for achieving their targets and thanked the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra for their support and supervision.
“It’s a proud moment for KPRA as we have continued our progress despite challenges posed by the Pandemic. It all became possible due to the vision and guidance of the honorable Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Mahmood Khan and the guidance and policies of the honorable Finance Minister Mr. Taimur Khan Jhagra," said Fayyaz Ali Shah in his statement.
Iftikhar Qutab—a walking Encyclopedia of knowledge particularly of tax policy and tax administration—who was serving in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) breathed his last on Tuesday evening in Peshawar. He had a heart attack on Tuesday evening and was rushed to hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.
He joined KPRA as Advisor Tax Policy and Reforms after serving as Chairman Punjab Revenue Authority and Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue/Member FBR and Chief Financial Officer at National University of Medical Sciences. Mr. Qutab has authored three books on social philosophy and contributed in the institutional development of KPRA when he joined the team of KPRA where he drafted rules and regulations for the administration of sales tax on services. Mr. Qutab used to deliver lectures and hold training sessions on tax administration and tax policy in the civil services academies.
The sudden death of the Tax Guru shocked the staff of the KPRA who rushed to his residence after getting the sad news at night as he had a good day with everyone he met on Tuesday. He was a cheerful and charismatic person who always had a smile on face for everyone in the authority. He was always available to provide help and guidance to the staff of KPRA and would always add value to their work. He was an advocate to establishing tax culture in the province and was against heavy taxes. He would used to say, "we shouldn't punish our people, we just have to tax them."
Mr. Qutab had blended with the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and fought for their rights. His death news shocked the Minister Finance Taimur Khan Jhagra who expressed his grief on his Twitter saying, "Qutab sb has been instrumental in KPRA's turnaround, & continually fought for the rights of Pakhtunkhwa in his time with us."
DG KPRA Fayyaz Ali Shah called his death a huge loss to KPRA. "Mr. Iftikhar Qutab was an institution and we were learning from his skills and experience. Such people are born once in centuries," he said in his statement.
Former Director General KPRA Muhammad Tahir Orakzai called him a "thorough professional, honest and a very jolly person. We used to exchange jokes during tough times ..Learnt alot from him...He was a team member with me and worked together for institutional development of KPRA."
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority has successfully installed Restaurant Invoice Monitoring System (RIMS) in 100 restaurants across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The following Restaurants and Cafe's have installed RIMS in their systems. If you visit any of these restaurants and use their services they will charge you 5% sales tax instead of 8% and you can verify your payment receipt on the spot from KPRA website to make sure that the tax you paid has reached to government. KPRA is thankful to the owners, management and staff of all these restaurants for their support in establishing tax culture in the province and bringing transparency in the system.
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.
خیبرپختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی نے کامیابی کے ساتھ 15000 رجسٹریشن کا ہدف پورا کرلیا۔
پشاور۔خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی نے رواں مالی سال کے دوران 15000 رجسٹریشن کا ہدف کامیابی کے ساتھ حاصل کرلیا ہے۔
تفصیلات کے مطابق رواں مالی سال خیبرپختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی کو صوبائی حکومت کی جانب سے اپنے رجسٹرڈ ٹیکس دہندگان کی کل تعداد 15000 تک پہنچانے کا ہدف دیا گیا تھا جسے 30 جون 2021 تک حاصل کرنا تھا۔
خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی کی ٹیم کی نے انتک محنت کرکے مزکورہ ہدف کامیابی سے حاصل کرلیا۔ واضح رہے کہ ادارے کے ساتھ گزشتہ مالی سال کے اختتام پر ٹیکس دہندگان کی کل تعداد 11298 تھی جو کہ رواں مالی سال کے آخری مہینے میں پندرہ ہزار سے تجاوز کرگئی ہے۔ اس طرح گزشتہ مالی سال کے مقابلے میں رواں مالی سال کے دوران ادارہ کے ساتھ رجسٹر ٹیکس دہندگان کی تعداد میں 32 فیصد سے زائد اضافہ دیکھنے میں آیا ہے۔
ادارے کے ساتھ کمپنیوں کی کل رجسٹرڈ تعداد 3104، ایسوسی ایشن آف پرسنز کی تعداد 2246 جبکہ انفرادی طور پر سروسز فراہم کرنے والے افراد کی تعداد 9650 تک پہنچ گئی ہے۔
خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی کے ڈائریکٹر جنرل فیاض علی شاہ کا کہنا ہے کہ یہ کامیابی ان کی ٹیم کی بہترین کارکردگی اور ان کی صلاحیتوں کا منہ بولتا ثبوت ہے۔
فیاض علی شاہ کا کہنا تھا کہ رجسٹرڈ ٹیکس دہندگان کی تعداد میں اضافے کا مطلب ٹیکس کے دائرہ کار میں توسیع ہے جس سے صوبائی حکومت صوبہ میں لاگو ٹیکسز کی شرح میں مزید کمی لانے کے قابل ہوگی۔ موجودہ حکومت کی مؤثر منصوبہ بندی اور تعاون کی بدولت خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی اپنے تمام ریونیو اور دیگر اہداف کامیابی کے ساتھ حاصل کر رہی ہے۔
خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی کا مقصد ہمارے صوبے کو مالی طور پر اپنے پیروں پر کھڑا کرنا ہے تاکہ صوبائی حکومت کو اپنی عوام کی فلاح و بہبود پر خرچ کرنے کے لیے زیادہ سے زیادہ وسائل میسر ہوں۔
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
Note: Meeting of the Procurement Committee regarding "Financial Bid opening of Air Conditioners & Video Conferencing Solutions' Tender, FY 2020-21" is scheduled to be held on 04/06/2021 at 1400 hrs in the office of Director (HR, Admn & Cooed.), KPRA (HQs), Hayatabad, Peshawar. All successful bidders are requested to attend the meeting on scheduled date and time.
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.
Director General KPRA Mr. Fayyaz Ali Shah chairing an internel review meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority. Officers of KPRA Headquarters and Regional Offices briefed the DG on progress in their respective areas.
Reference is made to advertisement No. INF(P)1763/2021 published in Daily Mashriq Peshawar, Jang Rawalpindi, Nai Bat Peshawar, Dawn Islamabad and Ummat Peshawar on 09.04.2021.
The following changes are made:
Note: All other terms & conditions will remain the same.
Director (HR, Admn & Coordination), KPRA
KPRA (HQs), Near Railway Track, Phase-3 Chowk Hayatabad, Peshawar.
خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی کے ڈائریکٹر جنرل جناب فیاض علی شاہ اتھارٹی کے اجلاس کی سربراہی کر رہے ہیں۔
Reference is made to advertisement No. INF(P)1763/2021 published in Daily Mashriq Peshawar, Jang Rawalpindi, Nai Bat Peshawar, Dawn Islamabad and Ummat Peshawar on 09.04.2021.
The following changes are made:
Note: All other terms & conditions will remain the same.
Director (HR, Admn & Coordination), KPRA
KPRA (HQs), Near Railway Track, Phase-3 Chowk Hayatabad, Peshawar.
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
Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority Mr. Fayyaz Ali Shah chairing an internal review meeting of the Authority. The DG appreciated the efforts of the officers showing good performance in their respective sectors by increasing revenue collection and achieving the tasks assigned to them. The DG directed all the officers to analyse each sector showing slow progress or negative growth and find out solutions.
A delegation of KPRA Mardan and Malakand Region visited NCCI office and discussed issues with it President Mr. Zar Alam Khan. The NCCI and KPRA will work in collaboration to ensure tax compliance and build tax culture in the province. KPRA Mardan and Malakand Region will hold a training workshop for NCCI members on Registration, Withholding and Return Filing.
نوشہرہ چیمبرز آف کامرس اینڈ انڈسٹریز کا خیبرپختونخوا ریونیواتھارٹی KPRA ( کیپرا) کے ساتھ اپنے کاروبار کی رجسٹریشن کرنے اور مکمل تعاون کرنےکی یقین دہانی
نوشہرہ()خیبرپختونخوا ریونیواتھارٹی KPRA ( کیپرا) کے مردان اور ملاکنڈ ریجن کےوفد نے گزشتہ روز نوشہرہ چیمبرز آف کامرس اینڈ انڈسٹریز (NCCI) کے دفتر کا دورہ کیا اور نوشہرہ چیمبر آف کامرس اینڈ انڈسٹریز کے صدر زرعالم خان سے ملاقات کی۔ کیپرا کے وفد کی قیادت مردان اور ملاکنڈ ریجن کے اسسٹنٹ کلکٹر محمد حسن کررہے تھے ان کے ہمراہ انسپکٹر مہران خان اور پی اے افتخار خان بھی تھے اس موقع پر نوشہرہ چیمبر آف کامرس اینڈ انڈسٹری کے صدر زرعالم خان نے وفد کو نوشہرہ چیمبر آف کامرس اینڈ انڈسٹری کے دفتر آمد پر خوش آمدید کہا۔ان کے ساتھ نائب صدر منیب احمد ایگزیکٹیو ممبر فضل اکبر خٹک، عنایت علی شاہ اور سردار فخرعالم خان بھی موجود تھے۔ کیپرا کے اسسٹنٹ کلکٹر محمد حسن اور انکی ٹیم نے NCCI کے رہنماؤں کے ساتھ سیلز ٹیکس آن سروسز اور کیپرا کے ساتھ رجسٹریشن سے متعلق امور پر تبادلہ خیال کیا اور ان کو مکمل تعاون کی یقین دھانی کرائی اور کہا کہ ان کی ٹیم بہت جلد NCCI کے ممبران کےلئے ایک تربیتی سیمینار کا انعقاد کرائی گی جس میں ممبران کو رجسٹریشن، سیلز ٹیکس ویدہولڈنگ اور گوشوارے جمع کرانے کے طریقہ کار کے متعلق تربیت دی جائے گی۔
زرعالم خان نے کیپرا کے وفد کاشکریہ ادا کیا اور کہا کہ ہم بھی کیپرا کے ساتھ مل کر بزنس کمیونٹی کو ٹیکس دینے پر آمادہ کرینگے کیونکہ یہ ہمارا صوبہ ہے اور اگر یہاں پر ہم ٹیکس نہیں دینگے تو پھر ہماراصوبہ کس طرح اپنے پاوں پر کھڑا ہوگا۔ لہذا نظام کو بہتر بنانا اور ملک کو ترقی کی راہ پر گامزن کرانے کیلے بزنس کمیونٹی کو ٹیکس نیٹ میں لازمی آنا پڑے گا۔
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) held an awareness seminar on sales tax on services and withholding regulations for withholding agents in Kohat. The seminar was arranged by the KPRA South Region for the awareness and training of public and private sector withholding agents on registration with KPRA, its return filing and the new Withholding Regulations 2020.
Accountants, Drawing and Disbursing Officers and Officials of finance and accounts sections of various government and private entities participated in the seminar.
KPRA Assistant Collector South Abdul Wahab gave a detailed presentation on Registration, Returns Filing and Withholding of taxes from the service providers. They were given demonstrations of how to calculate and withhold tax from the service providers.
KPRA Additional Collector South Region Imran Khan, Deputy Director Communications Aftab Ahmad answered the queries of the participants and assured them complete support to ease their work and make the processes simple for them.
"Success of sales tax on services is crucial for the economic future of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and for that we need your support and cooperation," said Imran Khan adding that KPRA will continue to hold such training sessions and awareness seminars in future.
KPRA Deputy Director Communication Aftab Ahmad while responding to questions of the participants said that sales tax on services is charged as per the provincial government's legislation and no one is exempted from sales tax on services if he/she is providing taxable services. "You have to make sure that you are withholding the tax for the government as per the government rates. The tax money is spent on public uplift schemes and a financially strong government will serve its public better," he said.
The participants appreciated the efforts of the KPRA South Region for conducting the seminar and giving them opportunity to ask their queries. "We had a few questions and ambiguities which were addressed in the seminar," said Regional Information Officer Kohat Mr Sarwar Khattak who was among the participants of the seminar. They assured complete support and cooperation with the KPRA for the development and prosperity of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Director Administration and Human Resource KPRA Mr. Haleem Khan chairing internal meeting of the Authority to review the tasks assigned to its various sections.
If you want the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to provide you state-of-the-art healthcare then pay your sales tax on services to KPRA and make your government resourceful. Play your part in making this province resource-rich.
This Monday, Dec 21 Mr. @Jhagra will discuss how KP plans to reform Sales Tax on Services & develop this into an important source of revenue for the province.
To download KPRA Annual Report for 2019-20 click here.
The Authority prepares and publishes its annual report each year to share its progress and performance with the public and policy makers. The report gives a detailed overview of KPRA performance throughout the year along with the initiatives taken during the year with their outcome.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra is presiding first quarter review meeting of KPRA via video conference. KPRA showed 33% growth rate in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2020-21, taking its collection figures to Rs4.33 billion as compared to last fiscal year's collection of Rs3.26 billion.
The KPRA collected Rs4.03 billion Sales Tax on Services while, Rs299 million were collected from the Infrastructure Development Cess (IDC) in the first three months of the current #fiscal year. The authority collected Rs3.22 billion revenue from Sales Tax on Services and Rs40 million from the IDC in the first quarter of the last fiscal year which shows 33% growth on quarter to quarter bases in the current fiscal year.
A team of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority Mardan Region held a meeting with the Manager Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Management and Development Company (KPEZDMC) Faisal Hayat Khan Gadoon Industrial Estate Swabi. The KPRA team comprising Assistant Collector Mardan Ejaz Ali Khan and Audit Officer Kamil Zada discussed sales tax administration in the province and the working of KPRA with Manager KPEZDMC. KPEZDMC assured the KPRA team complete support in broadening tax base in Gadoon Industrial Estate and strengthening withholding administration in the Estate.
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.
Honorable Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan giving certificate of recognition to Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) Mr. Fayyaz Ali Shah for his outstanding performance and visionary leadership making KPRA to achieve milestones, meeting its targets and goals despite many obstacles and hurdles.
Honorable Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan giving certificate of recognition to Former Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) Mr. Tahir Orakzai for his outstanding performance and visionary leadership making KPRA a vibrant, dynamic and swiftly developing government institution that earned its name and reputation not only in the government but also in the general public for its professional working and transparency.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) has successfully achieved its revenue targets of Rs17 billion for the fiscal year 2019-20 that ended on Tuesday June 30.
The authority showed 63.4% growth rate in revenue collection compared to the fiscal year 2018-19, despite the catastrophic impact of the pendamic COVID-19 on the overall economy and business activities in the province.
In the fiscal year 2018-19, the authority had collected Rs 10.4 billion, which showes 63% growth rate in the year 2019-20.
All the regions of the authority successfully completed their revenue targets showing tremendous growth compared to the previous year. The major chunk came from Peshawar Region which collected over Rs11.4 billion revenue in both corporate and non-corporate sectors.
Similarly, the Mardan Region collected Rs284 million, the North Region collected Rs 172 million while, the recently established South Region collected Rs 208 million revenue in fiscal 2019-20.
Rs 1.2 billion were generated from the sales tax on services on the oil and gas sector while, Rs 1.95 billion came from withholding agents.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra and Director General KPRA Fayyaz Ali Shah appreciated the efforts of employees of the authority for achieving the revenue targets in the extraordinary circumstances.
The Finance Minister congratulated the DG KPRA Fayyaz Ali Shah and his team for their praiseworthy performance and helping the government to gather funds for financing its developmental projects. Mr. Taimur Khan Jhagra said the KPRA is an outcome of the present government's reforms and hoped that the authority would show more improvement with more promising results by the end of next fiscal year.
"Achieving the revenue targets in the current circumstances is really a proud moment for us. We are thankful for the support and encouragement of the KP government, particularly Minister Finance that made it possible," said Mr. Fayyaz Ali Shah in his statement. "We are committed to not only continue the current growth rate but to further increase it in the new fiscal year. We have to build tax culture in the province and our aim is to make Khyber Pakhtunkhwa fiscally self-reliant," he said.
28 Taxes have been reduced by KPRA and only 29 out of previous 83 taxes remain at standard rate of 15%.
خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی نے 28 شعبہ جات پر ٹیکسوں کی شرح میں کمی کی ہے۔ کل 83 شعبہ جات میں سے صرف 29 شعبہ جات پر 15 فیصد ٹیکس کی شرح کو برقرار رکھا گیا ہے۔
New slabs of reduced rates covering 10%, 8%, 5% and 2% have been introduced to boost voluntarily compliance by KPRA
خیبر پختونخوا ریونیو اتھارٹی نے رضاکارانہ طور پر سیلز ٹیکس ادا کرنے والوں حوصلہ افزائی کے لئے شرح ٹیکس کم کر کے 10 فیصد، 8 فیصد، 5 فیصد اور 2 فیصد کے نئے سلیب متعارف کرلئے ہیں۔
Notification: KPRA, with the approval of Government is pleased to exempt the payment of sales tax on such services as are provided or rendered exclusively by the branchless banking operators (retailers) in respect of distribution of emergency cash assistance under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Transfer Initiative (EECTI) undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic within the framework of Ehsaas Kafaalat Program (EKP) under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) subject to the conditions as in below attachment
The KPRA Registration Week has been postponed due to precautionary measures taken by the government to avoid spread of Coronavirus. New dates for the Registration Week will be announced later. We are thankful to the businessmen associated with services sector in Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan and Bannu for welcoming our teams and their overwhelming response to the Registration Week. Stay safe.
On special directives of Director General KPRA Fayyaz Ali Shah, Registration Week for potential taxpayers in Southern Districts of KP started from Dera Ismail Khan on Monday. KPRA mobile registration center was setup at Topanwala Chowk where on-spot registration facility was provided to business owners associated with services sector. We are thankful to business community of D I Khan for welcoming our teams. The teams well spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Bannu to provide on-spot registration and then they will move to Kohat.
In a bid to facilitate taxpayers, teams of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority visited premises of businesses associated with the services sector in Peshawar to create awareness and provide on-spot registration facility to businessmen.
On the directives of KPRA Director General Fayyaz Ali Shah, four teams of the authority visited businesses centers and markets located on Ring Road, Dalazak Road, GT Road and in Charsadda. The teams set up mobile registration centres where on-spot registration facility was provided to business owners, who had not already registered themselves with the authority.
KPRA officials held meetings with representatives of beauty parlours, property and car dealers’ associations and briefed them on sales tax on services. The associations showed confidence in KPRA and vowed to register businesses of each member of the associations after consultation.
The week long registration drive will continue until Friday evening in Peshawar. KPRA registration teams will visit each and every market and business centre of the city to create awareness regarding taxation among the masses. The Registration Week will be taken to the southern districts in the coming week and the drive will continue till April 3.
It aims to create awareness among the masses to develop tax culture in the province and to strengthen the revenue base of the government for providing better services to the people.
“We consider the taxpayers as our stakeholders and facilitating them is the aim of this drive,” Shah said. He urged the people associated with services sector to benefit from the drive and get their businesses registered with KPRA to strengthen and develop the province.
“The government collects their tax money to provide them better services and finance development projects in the province,” the KPRA DG added.
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.
Weekly progress review meeting of KPRA being held in the office of Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra. Minister Finance appreciated DG KPRA Tahir Orakzai and his team for achieving revenue targets.
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.
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