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Special Recovery Teams seal 211 properties for non-payment of taxes & duties

Special Recovery Teams seal 211 properties for non-payment of taxes & duties

From Zafar Malik

SIALKOT: The Special Recovery teams of the Excise & Taxation Department have sealed 211 properties, including houses, shops and commercial buildings of the chronic defaulters besides impounding 55 vehicles for the non-payment of duties and taxes during a crackdown on the defaulters in Gujranwala Division’s all six districs including Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala.

According to the senior E&T officials, the teams have also seized/confiscated 2,000 unapproved numbers of different vehicles.

The officials added that the owners of these sealed properties are still reluctant to pay their outstanding arrears (in millions of rupees) in the shapes of property, professional and registration taxes besides ignoring the recovery notices repeatedly issued by the Excise & Taxation Department.