Sindh refuses to collect advance income tax for the federal government

Sindh government has refused to collect advance income tax on behalf of the federal government, here on Tuesday.

According to the details, Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah said in the provincial assembly that he had already asked the provincial excise minister Mukesh Chawla to convey the decision to the Centre.

He also said that a letter has been written to the federal board of revenue in this regard, they have their own set-up for tax collection.

Murad Ali shah was briefing the house his government’s preparations for dealing with the emerging locust crisis in Sindh.

The Chief Minister also informed the House that his government would take every required step, given the availability of fiscal resources, to safeguard the countrymen against emergencies like locusts and the coronavirus epidemic.

He urged the federal government to tackle the emerging locust crisis in the country on an emergency basis and in the most serious manner as the issue was related to food security in the country.

He exhorted the federal government to take care of the citizens as the concerned public would not further tolerate how important national issues were being handled by the Centre. Shah was of the view that the federal government had handled the issues of sugar, flour, petrol and the recent crisis of locusts to the utter disadvantage of the people of the country.

Murad Ali Shah maintained that the Sindh government had been compelled to take such a decision after the federal government unilaterally took an adverse decision regarding the levy of the income tax.