RCB collects over Rs866m in default payments

Trade licence and professional tax branch issues 3,050 notices

APP January 28, 2021
The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board's new Pedestrian Street in Sadar. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK / EXPRESS TRIBUNE


The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has accelerated its ongoing campaign against defaulters of property tax, water charges, Transfer of Immovable Property (TIP) and trade taxes and collected over Rs866 million during the last seven months, a spokesperson shared on Wednesday.

The official mentioned that the board collected over Rs657 million in House Tax, Water and Conservancy charges, over Rs197 million in TIP taxes and over Rs12.7 million in Trade License Fee and Professional Taxes from defaulters.

The RCB teams on the directives of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Umar Farooq were in the process of conducting raids in different areas to take action against the defaulters.

He urged the residents to pay the outstanding taxes otherwise strict action will be taken against the defaulters in accordance with the law and heavy fines will also be imposed.

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He further informed that the board had accelerated its operation against illegal construction and issued a large number of notices to the violators. The RCB Building Control Cell conducted raids and the owners of the illegal structures were issued notices, he added.

The spokesperson mentioned that RCB teams conducted raids in Dhoke Gujran, Bhatta Chowk, Misrial Road, Quaid-i-Azam Colony, Tench Bhatta, Peoples Colony, Dhoke Chaudharian, Afshan Colony, Dhoke Syedan, Peshawar Road and several other areas while the building rules violators, property tax and water charges defaulters were served notices

The Trade Licence and Professional Tax Branch issued 3,050 notices to the violators during the period, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2021.


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