KPRA’s Efforts to Boost Tax Base and Revenue Collection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) is actively implementing initiatives to broaden the tax base and improve revenue collection in the province. Here are some key highlights of their efforts:

Expanding Taxpayer Reach:

  • Identifying Untapped Potential: KPRA identified unregistered hotels and restaurants in Naran Valley through secondary data and issued mandatory registration notices.
  • Educational Workshops: Informative workshops were held to educate these businesses about their Sales Tax obligations and the importance of contributing to provincial revenue.
  • Positive Response: The outreach initiatives resulted in increased registration and revenue collection from the hospitality sector.

Enhancing Taxpayer Services:

  • Comprehensive E-Services: KPRA provides a dedicated web portal (Link available on home page) offering e-filing, e-payment, and e-record keeping facilities for taxpayers.
  • Voluntary Registration: Service providers can conveniently register for Sales Tax online through this portal.
  • Information Hub: A dedicated website that serves as a comprehensive resource for taxpayers, providing information and education materials.

Promoting Tax Awareness:

  • Public Outreach: KPRA utilizes social media, TV, print, and electronic media to educate the public about tax registration and filing processes.
  • Sensitization Campaigns: Awareness campaigns target different segments, including businesses and withholding agents, to promote tax compliance.

Training and Capacity Building:

  • Withholding Agent Workshops: KPRA has trained over 200 withholding agents on their tax obligations, leading to improved revenue collection through this channel.

Overall Impact:

KPRA’s multi-pronged approach is leading to a wider tax base, increased revenue collection, and improved taxpayer experience in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Their initiatives demonstrate a commitment to transparency, efficiency, and promoting a culture of tax compliance within the province.

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