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E-Pay Punjab earns record tax revenue of Rs. 135 billion through 24 million transactions

Through e-Pay Punjab, an online platform for the collection of government revenues, the government of Punjab has so far accumulated a record tax revenue of more than Rs 135 billion.

Progress Review Meeting

This was stated during a progress review meeting chaired by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Syed Bilal Haider. Faisal Yousaf, Director General of PITB IT-Operations, and his team also attended the meeting.

On this occasion, Syed Bilal Haider remarked that e-Pay Punjab has facilitated the citizens massively in paying their taxes online on the go 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.

Tax Collected by Punjab Government

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 the Punjab Finance Department and 1 Link, has been offering online payment of 24 taxes and 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 bank.

The taxes can also be paid using Jazz Cash, Easy Paisa, U-Paisa, and other microfinance banks.

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