Punjab Collects Record Tax Revenue Of Rs 135 Billion via e-Pay Punjab
Syed Bilal Haider said that the e-Pay Punjab has facilitated the citizens massively in paying their taxes online on the move or from the comfort of their homes.
The Government of Punjab has collected a record tax revenue of over Rs 135 billion to date through e-Pay Punjab, an online platform for the collection of government receipts.
This was stated during a progress review meeting chaired by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Syed Bilal Haider. PITB Director General IT-Operations Faisal Yousaf and team also attended the meeting. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), is an autonomous body set by Government of the Punjab, provides the foundation for Punjab’s innovation economy.
On this occasion, Syed Bilal Haider remarked that the e-Pay Punjab has facilitated the citizens massively in paying their taxes online on the move or from the comfort of their homes.
The participants of the meeting were apprised that online transactions through e-Pay Punjab have crossed the mark of 24 million.
It was further highlighted that the Punjab government has so far collected Rs 83 billion as Sales Tax, Rs 16 billion as Token Tax, Rs 5 billion as Traffic Challan, Rs 16 billion as Property Tax and over Rs 354 million in lieu of e-challan.
e-Pay Punjab, developed by PITB in collaboration with Punjab Finance Department and 1 Link, has been offering online payment of 24 taxes/levies for 11 different government departments across Punjab. It allows payments to be made via ATM, internet banking, mobile phone banking or over the counter by visiting the nearest 1Link member banks. The taxes can also be paid using Jazz Cash, Easy Paisa, U-paisa and other microfinance banks.
The first ever government payment aggregator, ePay Punjab is initiated with the vision to increase the pace of financial inclusion among the citizens of Punjab. It allows to manage business to government (B2G) and person to government (P2G) payments. This system is linked to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and all banks via 1-Link network.