RAWALPINDI – After the record tax collection of Rs. One Billion in the province Director Excise & Taxation Rawalpindi Jaam Siraj Ahmed invited the business community at his office under the leadership of President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Syed Asad Mashadi on Thursday and presented appreciation certificates for cooperating in tax collection. Senior Vice President Mian Humayun Parvez, Vice President Saboor Malik, executive members, Sheikh Saddique, Ch. Iqbal, Sharjil Mir, Tahir Taj Bhatti, Fiaz Qureshi, Haroon Shah and others representatives of trade associations were also present on the occasion.
Jaam Siraj said that Excise & Taxation office Rawalpindi has initiated new tradition and set new example by acknowledging the services of business community. He said that door of his office are open for the business community and all issues will be resolved with mutual consent. He further said that trust level between the tax collector and tax payers is being establish which is good for the national economy.
Director said that last date of filing property tax is November 28, 2014. He urged the business community to submit the said tax before the last date as charges will be imposed after due date. While elaborating he said that Rawalpindi Excise office cannot extend the date or remove charges that’s why businessmen should pay this within due date. He said that any ambiguity in notices or incorrect notices issues will be resolved immediately. He once again thanked all the businessmen for their tremendous cooperation in tax collection.
Speaking on the occasion President RCCI Syed Asad Mashadi said that recent record tax collection showed that business community wants to pay taxes but government should waive off over taxing or extra taxing. He demanded of the government that this amount must be spent on City development. He said that government must take business community into confidence in policy making process. He thanked Director Excise for his encouraging gestures and ensured his full cooperation in future.