Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) tax system connected with the national tax system
The linkage of the AJK tax system with the national tax system is expected to boost revenue.
The Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) tax system has been connected with the national tax system.
This is part of the authorities’ efforts to provide online services and boost tax collection.
The AJK Chief Secretary, Shakeel Qadir Khan, inaugurated the digital system of income tax at a ceremony held at the Jammu & Kashmir House on Thursday.
During the occasion, Khan revealed that the linkage of the AJK tax system with the national tax system is “historic” and will boost national solidarity and cohesion.
The chief secretary disclosed this step would boost tax collection in AJK, adding that the tax collection in the region was quite encouraging last year.
Moreover, it was disclosed that the newly inaugurated digital system would be less time-consuming and provide online information to the taxpayers.
Meanwhile, the AJK Income Tax Commissioner, Sardar Zafar Mahmud Khan, expressed optimism about future tax collection in the meeting, stating that the new system would “close the door of bogus invoices.”
The AJK government has assured that the taxpayers would be provided guidance for the new tax system.
Likewise, the services of facilitation officers would be available to the Inland Revenue Department.
“The latest system will end the physical interaction between tax collectors and taxpayers,” Mehmood added.
Other people present at the inauguration included the Additional Chief Secretary-General, Dr. Syed Asif Hussain, the senior member of the Board of Revenue, Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, the Services Secretary, Dr. Liaqat Hussain, and the Public Relations Director General, Raja Azhar Iqbal.
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