Islamabad Excise and Taxation (E&T) department has asked the Smart Card Holder vehicle owners to deposit their token tax till September 30, 2019, to avoid any fines on late submissions.
The official from the E&T department told the APP that they have taken initiatives to ease the process of tax submission and to save the time of the vehicle owners. An online interface has been developed by the authorities with Pakistan Post for the collection of token tax at its designated branches.
The authorities have also presented the details regarding the authorized offices on Pakistan Post. The offices from various sectors in Islamabad include F-8 Markaz, G-9 Markaz, I-10/4, G-8, G-10 Markaz, F-6 and General Post Office G-6.
The above-mentioned facility would also collect the token payment through the online interface and the record of the E&T department will be updated after receiving payment.
The official also told APP that the initiative of the online interface was taken on the directions of Chief Commissioner Islamabad, to facilitate the public by providing the E&T online payment system to the postal authorities of Pakistan at different locations in the city.
It is worth mentioning here that there were rumors spreading on the social and digital media that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has increased the token tax amount and that vehicle owners, will have to pay more this year. To which FBR denied the rumors and said that the token payment and registration of cars will be exactly the same to what was charged last year and that no enhancement or reduction in the tax rate has been made by the government.