Excise and Taxation Rawalpindi District registered total 29,069 vehicles and motorcycles during last three months while the department collected over Rs 4.377 billion revenue including property, motor, professional taxes, excise fee and entertainment duties in four districts of the division during 2017-18. According to a Excise Office spokesman, the department registered total 28,694 petrol vehicles including 24,899 motorcycles, 1376 vehicles, 10 wagons, 1346 pick ups, five vans, 83 buses, 961 rickshaws, 11 ambulances and three double cabin vehicles. 367 diesel vehicles were registered during the period, he informed. Provincial government had fixed over Rs 4.185 billion revenue target for Rawalpindi division including Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock districts for the last financial year.
He informed APP that overall 105 percent target was achieved during the fiscal year. The department collected different levies including Rs 6,300,661, Entertainment duty, Rs 1,499,092,208 Excise Duty, Rs 1,153,615,188 Motor Vehicle Tax, Rs 75,646,697, Professional Tax, Rs 1,429,623,380 Property Tax and Rs 21,329,265 Tax on Luxury Houses.
Excise and Taxation succeeded to collect 22 percent extra to the target of Excise Duty and 98 percent Property tax target during the period.—APP