Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra inaugurated the Modern Taxpayer Facilitation Center (TFC) and multipurpose training facility here at KPRA Headquarter Peshawar, where service providers’ registration as well as support in tax-returns can be obtained through one window operation.
The ceremony was attended by Director General of KPRA Tahir Orakzai, Ms. Marrion Pfennings, first secretary development of the German embassy, and by senior officials of KPRA & Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Taimur Jhagra congratulated the team of KPRA on launching the one-window facility for registration as part of ‘Ease of Doing Business Reforms’ agenda. He appreciated the establishment of facilitation center and applauded the efforts taken by Director General and his team in making it fully functional. Finance Minister emphasized the need to facilitate the taxpayers, redress their grievances on merit in a speedy fashion.
Taimur Jhagra further said that field formations to present better image of the organization in the society through transparency, fair play in their actions and better coordination with all stakeholders. The minister said, more facilitation centers would be established in other cities of the province to facilitate the service providers of the STS procedures, he added.
He further said economic development can not be met without paying taxes, future of the country is connected with revenue collection.
We are creating better tax paying environment, something needed to be changed for healthy revenue collection. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government is developing a new reformed tax culture and KPRA has a massive role in this regard, he concluded.
After the inauguration, Director General briefed the minister and Marrion. On this occasion they took a round of the tax facilitation center and went to different counters to practically review services delivery. DG KPRA informed the participants of the ceremony that the services of registration and guidance about the different issues relating to the authority would be provided at the Tax Facilitation Center (TFC).
He said that after setting up the TFC, the tax-payer will not only be able to file their tax but will also resolve their issues without any delay.
He revealed that any kind of information related to taxpayers will be provided at the same place, experienced officers have been deputed in the facilitation center. By the addition of the new facilitation center, the tax collection process will get momentum and will contribute in achieving the revenue target, DG added.