Sindh E&T Department achieves 105 percent tax collection target

Provincial Caretaker Minister for Excise & Taxation Mushtaq Ahmed Shah has expressed pleasure and said Sindh Excise & Taxation Department (ETD) has achieved 105 percent tax collection target during fiscal year 2017-18 and recovered Rs 66009.285 million in terms of various taxes while during last fiscal year 2016-17, Rs 57748.494 million were recovered. This he said while presiding over a meeting of Sindh ETD here in his office on Tuesday.

Secretary Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Aijaz Ahmed Mahesar, Director Generals Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh and Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other directors also attended the meeting. While briefing the meeting, ETD director general Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh told that Rs 7004.479 million were recovered in Motor Vehicles Tax, Rs 51854.258 million in Infrastructure Cess Tax and Rs 363.811 million were recovered in Professional Tax.

He added “Rs 177.581 million in terms of Cotton Fee, Rs 1936.515 million in Property Tax and Rs 51.662 million in Entertainment Duty were recovered, while the remaining amount was recovered in terms of various other heads.”

On this occasion the Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, while appreciating the services of officers and officials said he was very much pleased to see the efforts of officers concerned that they had achieved 105 percent target of tax recovery because tax collection is an important component of the government and without achieving the target we could not make progress in the right direction.