PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) has generated Rs34 billion in tax collections since its inception in 2013, according to KPRA Director General Tahir Aurakzai, adding this amounts to 56% of provincial tax revenue collected in 2016 and 2017.
Speaking at a multi stakeholder’s awareness and sensitisation session on the revenue generation by KPRA, Aurakzai said that before the 18th Amendment there was no mechanism with provincial governments to collect GST taxes. “The present government took the initiative and established KPRA under the KP Finance Act 2013. This year, till November, KPRA has generated Rs5 billion in taxes against its set goal of Rs13.6 billion,” he added.
The session was informed that in 2016-17, Rs10.27 billion were generated against its target of Rs10 billion.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2017.