Launch a Tax Collection App By Punjab Govt
Lahore: The Government of Punjab is performing to launch a mobile phone application to help the payment of taxes, a news expert reported. The application will support all business-to-government (B2G) and public-to-government (P2G) tax payments. With the introduction of this application, the government aims to provide the public with easy tax payment solutions.
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Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht announced that the application is also going to improve revenue collection through taxes. Chairing a joint meeting of the Finance Department and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), he declared that the two authorities were jointly developing the application.
Bakht stated that the application will allow people in Punjab to pay their taxes using three different channels. These include payment via ATMs, over the counter (OTC) transactions, and mobile banking, he added.
The minister said that the new application will eliminate the need to physically visit tax collection offices in the province. He added that in the first phase, the public will be able to pay 12 various kinds of taxes, including property tax, business registration fees, and Punjab infrastructure development duties.
The application will generate a 17-digit PSID number for the users, which could then be used for paying taxes through the available channels, or by visiting the bank. The government plans to add more payment channels in the future.
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Bakht announced that they also plan to broaden the application by adding government-to-public (G2P) and government-to-business (G2B) payment models in the future. He added that the name and final launch date of the application will be revealed soon.