Chief Secretary praises Commercial Tax Dept for achieving revenue target

Hyderabad:┬áChief Secretary Santhi Kumari congratulated the officials of the commercial tax department for showing extraordinary performance for the year 2022-23. She exhorted the officials to expand their efforts for achieving this year’s revenue target of 85,000 crores by focussing on evasion.

The Chief Secretary held a detailed review with the senior officials of the department and asked them to identify hidden and uncovered areas to augment additional resources. She appreciated the senior officials of the department who came up with innovative suggestions to increase revenue. She asked the officials to build competencies to increase compliance. Efforts should be made to increase taxpayers’ base and cut down evasion, she said.

She directed the Commissioner to review the cases pending with the appellate Joint Commissioners every fortnight. She directed the officials to map potential areas and go about it in a systematic way. Commercial Tax officials came up with several suggestions to augment revenue. This includes strengthening of the enforcement wing and encouraging voluntary compliance.Commissioner Commercial Tax Neetu Kumar’ Prasad, Additional Commissioners Sai Kishore, Haritha, Joint Commissioners and other officials attended the meeting. (INN)

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