LAHORE: The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has unearthed a fraud of bogus token tax receipts in Lahore and is preparing to take legal action against the persons involved in this fraud.
According to sources, a person came at Excise Office Fareed Court House Lahore to pay token tax of his vehicle. The Excise Dept found the stamp of the previous year token tax receipt doubtful. The stamp on receipt was of Qartba Chowk Post Office. The Director Excise and Taxation sent his employee to related post office to check the credibility of the stamp. Post Master sent a written reply that this stamp is not of his office and it is fake one.
More bogus receipts of different post offices like Kasur, Thokar Niaz Baig, Raiwand and Multan Road have also been detected by the Excise officials. Agent mafia outside the Excise office is involved in this fraud because people rely on these agents due to heavy rush inside the office. They hand over the registration books to the agents and fell prey to fraud.
Director Excise and Taxation Motor Branch Imran Aslam said people should not rely on mafia and pay their taxes at Fareed Curt House Excise office. The Department has established six special counters to receive tax from the vehicle owners.