Date extended for submitting vehicle tokens

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RAWALPINDI, June 13 (DNA): The Excise and Taxation (E&T) department
Rawalpindi has extended the deadline for submitting the vehicle token
tax without penalty for the defaulters till June 30, the department said
Sunday.

An E&T spokesman said the last date for payment of token tax without
penalty has been extended to facilitate the vehicle owners.

Five percent special concession would be given to the vehicle owners,
who would pay the token tax through e-Pay, he said.

He warned that strict action in accordance with the law would be taken
against token tax defaulters after June 30.

He said in order to ensure transparency during the transfer of
ownership, the Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab will make the
process of biometric verification mandatory for the transfer of vehicles
from July 1.

He also advised the vehicle owners to avail the opportunity and get the
vehicles transferred to the buyer’s name without biometric verification
before the deadline.

About the biometric verification system he said it would help eliminate
the tout mafia involved in preparing fake registration documents as the
buyer and sellers would have to appear physically at the excise office
to get their vehicle registered or transferred.

The fingerprints of the owners of the vehicles shall be verified in real
time from the online database of NADRA.

The Assistance Excise and Taxation Officer (AETO) Rawalpindi Sohail
Shahzad said the Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab on the special
directive of the Punjab government had announced a policy to facilitate
vehicle and property tax owners.  DNA

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