Sindh Minister for Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chwala has said that the provincial government will introduce smart cards for online tax collection.
According to the Minister, the Sindh government achieved 100 percent of its tax target in the fiscal year 2019-20. Even though the coronavirus pandemic damaged the economy and lockdown was imposed for months but still, Sindh province managed to achieve the tax collection goal.
He gave the statement while talking to media after inaugurating the new building of Director General Excise and Taxation at I.I.Chundrigar Road Karachi.
While collecting taxes Sindh excise department is very active and playing a key role in accomplishing the target. According to Director General of Excise and Taxation Department, Sindh’s excise department is the second-largest tax collector after the Sindh Revenue Board (SBR).
Smart Cards for online tax collection will help eradicate corruption in Sindh
The smart card system for tax collection is a very convenient method for citizens to pay taxes and by automating the tax collection system it will eradicate fraud, mismanagement, scams, and corruption. The service will be very beneficial in current circumstances such as coronavirus pandemic where residents are staying inside their houses and unable to move freely.
The inauguration of the new building was attended by the secretary Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Shaikh, Shoaib Akhtar Siddiqui the Director General ET, and NC along with other officials. They examined the working atmosphere for result based operations and performance management.
According to Minister Mukesh Chawla, the next phase of the mission is going against drug dealers and the Sindh government will make sure a proper action will be taken throughout the province.