PMC of KP Revenue Authority first meeting held
Chitral Times Report
PESHAWAR: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has formed the
Policy Making Council (PMC) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority
(KPRA) and the first meeting of the PMC was held under the
chairmanship of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak
at CM House on Friday.
The council, headed by the Chief Minister, was comprised of the
Provincial Ministers and Secretaries for Finance, Law &
Parliamentary Affairs and Excise and Taxation departments, Chief
Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two ex-civil servants, presidents of
and Women Chambers of Commerce, and the Director General of KPRA
who will also act as secretary of PMC.
The Council will act as a policy making body for KPRA and formulate
policy guidelines regarding tax administration, planning, reforms,
budget and other matters and the policies formulated so shall be
binding upon KPRA under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Act 2013, told
Secretary Excise and Taxation Israr Ahmed while briefing the
He informed that KPRA has started collection of sales tax on
services and broadened the tax net by including 37 more services
under KP sales tax net. The number of the services providers who
were brought under the sales tax net by KPRA has risen to 1354 at
the end of the last fiscal year from 933 tax payers who were
registered up to 30th June, 2014, said Israr Ahmed adding that
financial contribution of the new tax payers remained 931 million
rupees since July 2014.
Obtaining approval of KPRA (withholding) Regulations from PMC, the
Secretary Excise told that in order to launch new tax payer’s and
withholding rules, KPRA has completed the first phase of the tax
payers’ education and various measures were taken to create public
awareness about establishment of KPRA and KP sales tax on services.
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on this occasion appreciated KPRA for
making the sales tax system functional and directed KPRA to make
all out efforts for achieving the tax collection targets fixed for
recently started financial year. He said that the measures proposed
by PMC for covering the shortfall in the sales tax collection
during the transitional period must be fully implemented for which
the required support would be extended to KPRA, he assured.