'Paying taxes necessary for development'

The Advisor to the Governor KK Sharma Wednesday said that people should pay their taxes so that the same could be used for developmental activities.

The Advisor was speaking at a function organised to celebrate 159 Income Tax Day organized by the Department of Income Tax.

The function was attended by Ex-Chief Commission Income Tax and Vic Chairman Waqaf Board JR Sufi, Joint Commissioner Income Tax, members of the Chamber of Commerce, lawyers, academicians, and senior officers.

Highlighting the importance of paying taxes on time, the Advisor said it is important that people pay their taxes on time as the same gets used for various developmental works which include constructions of schools, colleges, hospitals, bridges, macadamization of roads and other like things.

The advisor added that the practice also increases the revenue receipts of the government which is in turn used for undertaking various flagship programmes for developing of the people.

The VC Waqaf Board also spoke on the occasion and said that Taxation is necessary for living an organized and disciplined life based on egalitarian concept where the fruits of development are shared by every section of society, irrespective if it is privileged or otherwise. 

Joint Commissioner Income Tax underlined the significance of taxation in ensuring a developed egalitarian society.