The Chief Secretary of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Shakeel Qadir Khan, launched a digital income tax system in the territory to help taxpayers. The AJK tax system is linked to the national tax system under this project.
This move is part of the government’s efforts to improve tax collection and deliver online services.
During the inauguration event at the Jammu and Kashmir House, the chief secretary remarked, “The linking of the digital tax system is a historic stride forward not just towards national unity and togetherness, but it will also help enhance tax collection in AJK.”
Last year’s tax collection was highly encouraging, according to Shakeel Qadir, who expressed hope that it would climb much more after the new system was implemented.
“The digital system will save individuals time and deliver online information to taxpayers,” Qadir explained.
Income Tax Commissioner Sardar Zafar Mehmood told the chief secretary that the digital tax system would boost tax collection and “close the door on fake invoices.”
The commissioner stated that the Inland Revenue Department would be able to use the services of facilitation officers to provide advise to taxpayers. Mehmood continued, “The new technology will remove physical connection between tax collectors and taxpayers.”
Dr. Syed Asif Hussain, Additional Chief Secretary General, Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, Board of Revenue senior member, Ch Liaqat Hussain, Services Secretary, Ch Liaqat Hussain, and the income tax commissioner were all thanked by Shakeel.