Traders demand withdrawal of fixed sales tax on electricity bills


Trade bodies of the Rawalpindi city Tuesday demanded the government to withdraw the fixed sales tax proposed in the federal budget 2022-23 on electricity bills.

President Traders Welfare Association, Punjab, Sharjil Mir, said that the fixed tax measures in the commercial power bills would badly affect the small traders as there was no differentiation between small and large-scale businesses. He urged the government to review the fixation of sales tax on electricity bills and exempt the small traders from this fixed tax system. Mir said the frequent increase in power tariffs and collection of FPA in power bills had already distressed the poor masses, and collecting more taxes from small business people would increase inflation.—APP

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