ePay Punjab collects Rs. 50 billion in taxes

Noor Haider
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ePay Punjab collects Rs. 50 billion in taxes

ePay Punjab is an app that facilitates business-to-government (B2G) and public-to-government (P2G) payments. Rs. 50 billion has been collected so far as tax revenue from 10 million transactions.

Tell me more: The app offers online payments of 21 taxes/levies for 10 different departments. It has been downloaded 928,058 times.

By the numbers: ePay Punjab has collected revenue through the following:

  • Sales Tax on Services: Rs. 28.29 billion against 29,918 transactions
  • Token Tax: Rs. 9.68 billion against 1,385,009 transactions
  • Traffic Challan: Rs. 2.22 billion against 7,374,668 transactions
  • Property Tax: Rs. 7.5 billion against 415,857 transactions
  • Route Permit Charges: Rs. 1 billion against 239,035 transactions

You should know: ePay Punjab is a collaboration project of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Punjab Finance Department launched in 2019.

The app generates a seventeen digit unique PSID number which is used for tax payment via three different channels:

  • Internet/Mobile Banking
  • ATM
  • Over the Counter (OTC) banking transaction.

Zoom Out: ePay Punjab is an initiative by the government to increase the digital footprint of the citizens.

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