After Punjab and Sindh, Islamabad has also launched an online tax payment service for the car owners. Islamabad Excise & Taxation Department has started this new initiative.
According to the reports, the car owners can pay their car registration fee, token tax, and transfer fee online while sitting in their home comfort. The owner can make the payment through online banking or other digital payment methods.
Excise Director About Online Service:
Talking to media, Director of Excise & Taxation Bilal Azam said that the department has taken this step to increase its efficiency and convenience for citizens. He further said that under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Digital Pakistan initiative, the department launched this one-window operation.
“Now 1.1million car owners in the capital will not have to come to Excise office to submit token tax, registration and transfer fee,” he said. Azam said they can pay their dues through ATM, debit cards, and e-banking after getting registered at ‘City Islamabad App’.
The director further said that this service would also ensure effective revenue collection. He told media that the ‘City Islamabad App’ is not available on Google Play and App Store. “The citizens can acquire Payment System Identification (PSID) number through this app and make payments online,” he explained.
The official stated that an online property tax payment service is also in the pipeline.
Sindh Online Tax Service:
Last week, Sindh government launched an online tax payment service for car owners. Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control (ETNC) said only registered owners of private and commercial vehicles can use this facility.
Talking to media, DG Excise Sindh Shoaib Siddiqui, the vehicle owners can pay their taxes anytime during 24 hours a day through this system. “Furthermore, it will also bring in additional 20pc revenue for the department,” he said.
The director-generation said the consumers could pay the tax through ATM kiosk, the department’s official web portal, EasyPesa mobile application, and the interbank web portal. “Soon, Jazz Cash will also become a mean to pay the taxes,” he added.
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