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Goods clearance: Customs launches online duty, tax payment system

Goods clearance: Customs launches online duty, tax payment system

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs on Friday successfully launched the online solution for duty and tax payment for goods clearance.

In this regard, User Acceptance Test (UAT) of e-payments was conducted at the Custom House, Karachi where first goods declaration was processed successfully and duty and taxes were paid through the online system.

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), State Bank of Pakistan, and 1-Link on October 2, 2017 had signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a mechanism enabling the public to pay FBR taxes and customs duty using internet banking or ATMs.

Customs authorities said this added to ease of doing business, and the facility would be available round the clock to the taxpayers. It was a big stride in facilitation as in the past, taxpayers faced difficulties in paying duty and taxes for getting their consignments cleared.