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Non-taxpayers to pay extra annual vehicle token tax fee

Non-taxpayers to pay extra annual vehicle token tax fee

ISLAMABAD: The annual vehicle token fee payers must carry photo copies of their Computerised National Identity Card, Vehicle Registration Book and Income Tax Payment Certificate to avoid any inconvenience.

This year, the non-income tax payers are being charged more as compared to tax payers, whose data is available on Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) website.

Accordingly, for a vehicle having engine capacity of up to 1000cc, the tax filers (TF) are being charged Rs 800, while non tax filers (NTF) are being charged Rs 1200.

Similarly from 1000cc to 1199cc, Rs 1500 are being charged from TF and Rs 4000 from NTF, from 1200cc to 1299cc, Rs 1750 from TF and Rs 5000 from NTF, from 1300cc to 1499cc, Rs 2500 from TF and Rs 7500 from NTF, from 1500cc to 1599cc, Rs 3750 from TF and Rs 12,000 from NTF, from 1600cc to 1999cc, Rs 4500 from TF and Rs 15,000 from NTF and 2000cc and above Rs 10,000 are being charged from TF and Rs 30,000 from NTF.

To a query regarding extra charges for non tax payers, Chief Post Master, GPO, Muhammad Nawaz told APP that the tax payers bringing valid tax certificates from FBR are verified online and not charged extra amount.

The salaried class is exempted from tax certificates as their tax is automatically deducted from their salaries but they have to submit the FBR’s tax payer list showing his name.

The Chief Post Master informed that in routine, the GPO entertains about 5,000 customers on monthly basis but in July, it deals with as many as 25,000 token fee payers.

Muhammad Nawaz said that extra counters had been set up for collection of taken fee and he himself monitors the performance of the staff deployed on these counters.

He set aside the perception that people had to wait for a long time in queues for depositing their token fee at the post offices.

Mushtaq Ahmed, a token fee payer at GPO said that he felt no difficulty while submitting his dues as the staff was cooperating and the system was functioning smoothly.

On this occasion, he proposed that Pakistan Post Office should start an online system for payment of token fee which could be more convenient and save the time of fee payers.