Altaf Hamid Rao.
ISLAMABAD/ MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Tax system has been connected with the National Tax System. The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan inaugurated the Digital system of income tax at a special ceremony held at Jammu and Kashmir House here on Thursday.
Addressing the ceremony he termed the linkage of digital tax system as a historical step forward not only towards national unity and cohesion but would help increase Tax collection in Azad Kashmir.
He said the tax collection of Azad Kashmir was very encouraging in last year, he expressed the hope that after the introduction of the new system the tax collection would be increased further.
The Chief Secretary said the digital system will save the time of the people and also provide online information to the taxpayers.
Commissioner Income Tax Sardar Zafar Mehamood in his briefing to the Chief Secretary about the digital tax system said that the system would improve the Tax Collection and would also close the door of bogus invoices.
He said the services of facilitation officers will be available to the Inland Revenue department to provide guidance of the taxpayers and added that the new system will eliminate the physical interaction between tax collectors and taxpayers.
The Chief Secretary highly appreciated the efforts of the Additional Chief Secretary General Dr. Syed Asif Hussain, Senior member Board of Revenue Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, Secretary Services Ch Liaqat Hussain and Commissioner income Tax Sardar Zafar Mehmood. The Director General Public Relations Raja Azhar Iqbal was also present at the ceremony.