On Thursday, AJK Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan inaugurated ‘Digital System of Income Tax’ in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The latest digitized tax system was connected with the national tax system, as part of government efforts to facilitate the taxpayers of the region and boost tax collection.
The ceremony was hosted at the Jammu and Kashmir House, while speaking at the occasion, the AJK Chief Secretary stated, “The linkage of the digital tax system is a historical step forward not only towards national unity and cohesion but it would also help increase the tax collection in AJK.”
The Chief Secretary further stated that the tax collection was very encouraging last year, and hopes that it would increase more after the launch of the latest system. Qadir said, “The digital system will save the time of the people and also provide online information to the taxpayers.”
Moreover, briefing the chief secretary about the digital tax system, Income Tax Commissioner Sardar Zafar Mehmood said the system would increase tax collection and “shut the door of false invoices.”
The commissioner informed that the services of facilitation officers would be open to the Inland Revenue Department to guide the taxpayers. “The new system will eliminate the physical interaction between tax collectors and taxpayers,” Mehmood added.
Shakeel Qadir praised the efforts of the Additional Chief Secretary-General, Dr. Syed Asif Hussain, Board of Revenue senior member, Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, Services Secretary, Ch Liaqat Hussain, and the income tax Commissioner.