FAISALABAD: The Excise and Taxation department announced on Thursday it will launch a drive against property and motor vehicle token tax defaulters from September 1. They will also target unregistered vehicles and vehicles without number plates. Speaking to the media, Excise and Taxation (Faisalabad) Director Akram Ashraf Gondal said notices had been issued to around 272,000 property tax defaulters. “There include 225,000 current and 27,000 previous defaulters who have been asked to clear their dues before September 30 and get a 5 per cent rebate,” he said. He said the department will impose a surcharge of one per cent per month after the deadline. He said Rs90 million was due in unpaid motor vehicle tax in the region. He said vehicles will be checked by special teams from September 1. He said vehicles without number plates and registration will be impounded. He recalled the government had introduced a ‘Lifetime token exemption scheme’ at Rs10,000 per vehicle. He said 3,000 vehicle owners had so far opted for the scheme.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2012.
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