An event to celebrate the passing out of two weeks long 3rd Senior & Junior Internship Program was held at PRA headquarters. A total of 45 Interns from institutes like LUMS, FAST, Beacon House University, The City School were selected via interviews. Groups securing 1st, 2nd and 3rd position were given cash rewards while stipends were distributed amongst all interns. In his remarks Chairman PRA, Dr. Raheel Siddiqui shared his views about the ideas presented by the interns and advised them to work hard in practical life with honesty and discipline for the betterment of the nation. The interns gave them feedback that will be helpful in designing future program.
Finance Minister Punjab, Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha at a dinner at PRA Headquarters valued the department’s effort on achieving a record breaking half yearly collection of Rs.49.5 billion (FY 17-18) by distributing prizes amongst officers. She stressed officers to continue working with honesty, discipline and hard work to further increase PRA’s revenue. Chairman PRA, Dr. Raheel Siddiqui thanked the Minister for all the support rendered and reiterated that PRA with its new modern tax generating techniques would further bring new businesses into the tax net.
The 4th, 5th and 6th balloting of Amanat Scheme (RIMS) was held on 27th DECEMBER 2017 in Faisalabad. Honorable Chief Guest, Deputy Mayor Faisalabad distributed prizes of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd balloting while announced the names of the winners for 4th, 5th & 6th balloting for prizes of Cars, Umrah tickets, Tablets, Food Coupons and LED TVs. The chief guest congratulated PRA on completion of successful balloting and appreciated its effort on adopting such innovative tax generating ideas. Chairman PRA, Dr. Raheel Ahmed Siddiqui thanked the Mayor on his remarks and talked about tax reforms adopted by his department and shed light on various achievements reached by their implementation.
On 15th December 2017, Punjab Provincial Minister for Human Rights & Minorities Affairs Mr. Khalil Tahir Sindhu distributed prizes of the 13th, 14th & 15th RIMS balloting while announced the prizes for the winners of Toyota Corolla, Honda City, Honda CD-70, Umrah Tickets, Tablets, Food Coupons and LED TV’s of the 16th, 17th & 18th balloting. The minister in his remarks congratulated PRA officers for successfully completing its commitment and applauded the departments effort on introducing new modern techniques for generating taxes. Chairman PRA. Dr Raheel Siddiqui in his remarks thanked the minister for being a part of the occasion and talked about PRA’s ultimate aim of becoming a state of the art tax generating body. In order to solidarity of Minorities , The chief guest & chairperson cut Christmas cake.
PRA launches the Junior Internship programme for the O-Levels/A-Levels students | Matric/F.A,FSC. There are six functional areas in this programme "Taxpayer Facilitation, Taxpayer Awareness Campaign, Basic Legal Exposure, RIMS, Infromation Technology Skills and Report Writing". Huge opportunity to be a part of government authority. You can also get the Internship completion certificate, Public sector exposure and stipend. To Apply Click Here .
PRA launches the Senior Internship programme for the Graduated/Under-Graduation | Equivalant Degree students. There are four functional areas "Enforcment, Budget and Account, Infromation Technology and Tax Policy". Huge opportunity to be a part of government authority. You can also get the Internship completion certificate, Public sector exposure and stipend. To Apply Click Here
PRA launches Sales Tax Real Time Invoice Verification system (STRIVE) on 20-10-2017. Chief guest Finance Minister Punjab, Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha inaugurated the system in the presence of members of Pakistan Tax Bar, LTBA and ICAP. STRIVE system is a purpose-built software for verifying real time sales tax invoices in-order to stop frauds and bogus claims of input adjustment of sales tax. This system will not only cross check input clams in real time but will also ensure Transparency. The launch of this innovative verification software is a step towards improving accountability between taxpayers & PRA reciprocally. Finance Minister, Punjab, stressed the need of further development of such smart systems to promote transparency in revenue collection and to make PRA fully digitilized. Chairman PRA, Dr. Raheal Ahmed Siddiqi stated, the new system is strategically aligned with the core objectives of PRA i-e to ensure transparency and accountability through innovation. Representatives of PTBA, LTBA, & ICAP also supported the initiative of PRA.
An event, to hold the 1st, 2nd and 3rd balloting of Amanat Scheme under the thriving and popular Restaurant Invoice Monitoring Scheme, was organized by Punjab Revenue Authority on 8th October 2017 at a local Hotel, Faisalabad. Honorable Chief Guest, Punjab Law Minister, Mr. Rana Sanaullah announced the names of the winners for prizes of Suzuki swift, Honda CD-70, Umrah tickets, Tablets, Food Coupons and LED TVs. The Minister in his remarks congratulated the department for its innovative way of generating taxes. He showed his satisfaction on the progress made by PRA and assured PRA his full support to grow as a modern, state of the art tax collecting agency. Chairman PRA Dr. Raheal Siddiqi presented the initiative taken by PRA for the achievements of its target. The Chairman shed light on the newly launched initiative under taken by PRA of Tax Clinics for various sectors.
Punjab Finance Minster Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha on her visit to PRA appraised the achievement of PRA and congratulated the department on its record revenue collection of Rs.83 billion for FY 2016-17. Chairman PRA Mr. Raheel Ahmed briefed the minister on the remarkable reforms taken by PRA for its achievements and laid down its future reforms i.e. collaboration with FBR, Excise and Taxation and Social Security & Industrial department and expansion of Invoice Monitoring System to other cities and sectors.
13th, 14th and 15th Balloting for Amanat Scheme (Restaurant Invoice Monitoring System) was held on 28 August 2017. On this occasion the Chief Guest, Minister for Special Education Chaudhary Shafique Ahmed praised the working of PRA and congratulated the department on its record collection of Rs.83 billion in FY 2016-17. Meanwhile Chairman PRA, Mr. Raheel Ahmed on this event informed, this archived growth is registered at 35 percent over last year and the tax base in the corresponding period has increased to 40,000, more than double the number registered taxpayers compared with the figures 2014-15. The chairman also added the balloting for Faisalabad shall be conducted after Eid ul Azha and announced the launch of Amanat Scheme Rawalpindi by the end of current year.
Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) is facilitating Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) to organize Tennis Summer Camp 2017. This is one of PRA’s initiatives to facilitate and promote multifarious activities for the youth with the approach to ensure public & private sector partnership in various social activities. Member planning distributed shirts and gift hampers to boys and girls of 5-16 age group.
PRA is working with Bank of Punjab in five major cities including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and Gujranwala. Now sales tax on services can be paid at 140 branches throughout these five cities. Now you can take your #PSID and visit any of these 140 branches to pay your services tax.
Punjab Revenue Authority is the first government sector organization to successfully commence a senior internship program for training the youth of Pakistan. Students from prestigious institution participated in the internship program and were given projects related to their field of study including Human Resources, Information Technology, Accounting, and Finance. After successful completion interns were given certificates of experience.