LAHORE: According to provisional figures, Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) collected Rs10.3 billion during August 2021 as compared to Rs8.7 billion in August 2020. Thus the total collection for the first two months of the financial year is Rs20.8 billion, which is 19 percent more than the 17.5 billion collected during the same period last year.
This is the highest ever collection for the month of August by PRA and augurs well for the chances of the Authority of achieving its assigned revenue target of Rs.155.9 billion for 2021-22. PRA succeeded in surpassing its revenue targets for 2019-20 and 2020-21 and is on track for completing a hat-trick of achieving its targets, an unprecedented feat for any revenue authority of the country.
PRA spokesperson said that the Authority intends to continue the policy of the Government of collaboration with stakeholders, avoidance of coercive measures and creating an atmosphere of facilitation, treating taxpayers as partners of the Government.
PRA has always relied on automation and minimum human interface and is currently striving towards complete automation of workflow and creation of an integrate database.
These measures, the spokesperson added, would enable the Authority to broaden its tax base, create ease of paying taxes and detect tax evasion in a much more efficient manner.
The PRA team, under the leadership of Finance Minister Punjab, is confident of achieving its assigned revenue target with the cooperation of taxpayers and other stakeholders.