Excise collects Rs68.94b in taxes during May: Mukesh

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Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control & Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla has said that the Sindh Excise Department in the current financial year from July 2019 to April-May, a total of Rs. 68941.794 million has been collected in term of various taxes. He further said that Rs.5416.907 million was collected in term motor vehicle tax, Rs.56811.278 million in infrastructure cess and Rs.512.770 million in professional tax while Rs.203.482 million was collected in cotton fee and property tax. 1822.619 million, Rs. 60.177 million in entertainment duty and the rest in other taxes. It may be mentioned that the offices of Sindh Excise Department were closed from March 21 to June 2 due to lockdown caused by Coronavirus. Mukesh Kumar Chawla said that the Sindh government had given 25 per cent exemption in property tax, professional tax, motor vehicle tax and entertainment duty keeping in view the difficulties of the people. Sindh Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla added, Online Queue Management System has been introduced to provide protection against Coronavirus. Under this system vehicle registration, transfer and other taxes can be deposited ‘. Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control & Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla said that the health advisory issued by the Sindh government for the prevention of coronavirus was being strictly followed in the offices of the Excise Department of Sindh. Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla said they those who are interested in filing taxes should immediately take advantage of the online queue management system.