In this article, you will get to know
- About the ePay Punjab App
- Payment methods
- Types of taxes
- How does the ePay App work?
- Where to pay the dues?
- Impact of the ePay Punjab App
- Reasons to use ePay Punjab App
The majority of us hate when it comes to paying the taxes by visiting different government officials around the town. Well, now you have a solution. Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) & the Punjab Finance Department came together to launch the ePay Punjab App, which allows everyone to pay your taxes using this mobile application. Check out the details guide about the newly launched ePay Punjab App.
What is the ePay Punjab App?
The ePay Punjab App is launched in October 2019 by the Punjab government as joint development of the PITB & the Punjab Finance Department, the ePay app is an android & IOS-friendly mobile application that can facilitate the general public in making public to the government (P2G) & business to government (B2G) payments. PITB ePay also has a web-based application that anyone can easily access using tablets or laptops.
The main purpose of launching this ePay app is to make it easier for the government to collect revenue & taxes via an easy solution. The ePay Punjab App also shows how Pakistan & its government are moving towards & introducing financial technology (fintech).
This ePay Punjab app will allow you to pay around 13 of their taxes via payment methods or Alternative Delivery Channels (ADCs) using 1 link connectivity. With the help of the ePay Punjab app, now you can pay your bills & dues without physically visiting government offices & waiting in long queues.
How does the ePay Punjab app work?
Now we will share a complete guide of ePay Punjab ap. How to use this app also what are the available payment methods & how you pay different taxes conveniently using PITB’s ePay Punjab app.
What are the modes of Payments available on the ePay Punjab app?
The ePay Punjab app offers three different modes of payments as Alternative Delivery Channels (ADCs):
- Internet Banking
- Mobile Banking
Apart from the above methods, you also have another option that is to visit the nearest bank branch to pay dues personally via over the counter (OTC) banking transactions.
Types of taxes that can be paid using the ePay Punjab app?
As for now, you can pay taxes for 5 different departments in Punjab with a total of 13 taxes being linked to the app. The complete list of departments is given below:
- Excise & Taxation
- Board of Revenue (BOR)
- Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA)
- Transport Department of Punjab
Department 1: Board of Revenue (BOR)
Mutation fee: A fee paid by the buyer when a property is transferred to a new owner.
E-stamping: The payment of stamp duties for non-judicial, judicial, comparison & Capital Value Tax (CVT) fee.
Fard fee: A fee paid by the new owner of the property for the issuance & generation of a property ownership document.
Department 2: Excise & Taxation
Vehicle Transfer: A fee that is paid when you transfer ownership of a vehicle.
Token Tax for Vehicle: An Annual tax paid by all the vehicle owners
Property Tax: An Annual tax paid by all the property owners in the urban areas.
Motor Vehicle registration: A onetime fee paid at the time of buying a new vehicle.
Cotton Fee: A feed paid when raw cotton is brought to a ginning factory to separate the cotton fibers.
Professional tax: Taxes that are paid by a working individual yearly based on their professional activities.
Department 3: Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA)
Punjab Infrastructural Development Cess: taxes that are collected on the transportation of goods that are manufactured, produces or consumed in Punjab as well as those which are imported into or exported out of the province.
Sales Tax on Services: The taxes which are levied on all service-oriented business in Punjab.
Department 4: Transport Department of Punjab
Route Permit: A fee paid by the owners of commercial vehicles when they seek permission to run their automobiles on intra-city and specific inter routes.
Department 5: Industries
Business registration Fee: A fee paid by the owner to register their business.
How to Pay Taxes digitally?
Follow the following steps to pay your taxes digitally via the ePay Punjab App.
Step 1: Download the App
The first step is to download the ePay Punjab App. You can download this app from the App Store or Google Play store for its IOs or Android version depending on the compatibility with your device.
Step 2: Create Your Account
After downloading, you need to open the ePay Punjab app & enter all the relevant details to create your account. These details include your name, mobile number, email address & National Identity card (CNIC) number.
Step 3: Receive the OTP
An OPT is a onetime password that will be issued by the ePay app to you via your email address & on your mobile phone.
Step 4: Choose the Right Tax
After login, choose the right department you want to pay for tax and select the right type of tax.
Step 5: Add the Relevant Details
In case of paying taxes, you will have to provide some personal information with regards to the tax you are paying so that the ePay Punjab app can display your data on the mobile or laptop screen including the tax that you need to pay.
Step 6: Generate Challan
The next step is to verify all of the details are correct & choose the “Generate Challan” button to get your unique 17 digit Payment Slip Identification (PSID) number as well as the expiry date. You will also be able to find the directions for each of the payment methods on the same screen. If your tax has already been paid, you will be notified by the ePay Punjab app.
Step 7: Pay Your Dues
User your inter Bank Funds Transfer (IBFT), nearest ATM or 1-link Member Bank Branches to pay your taxes using your PSID. One thing to keep in mind is that you must have to pay your taxes before your PSID expires. If PSID expires before paying tax, you will have to generate a new PSID using the same process again.
Also, keep in mind that the ePay Punjab App can be sued both in English & Urdu using the process given above to generate a challan conveniently.
Where to pay your dues?
Once you have a challan & PSID in your hand, the next and most important step is to know which bank branches are connected to this service so that you can pay the taxes without any delay. Review the following table to know about your payment options:
|Name of Bank||Mobile banking||Internet Banking||ATM payment||OTC Transaction|
|Habib Metro Bank||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Faysal Bank Limited||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Allied Bank Limited||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Dubai Islamic Bank||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|NRSP Microfinance Limited||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bank of Punjab||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|United Bank Limited||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Al Baraka Bank||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bank of Khyber||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Bank Al Habib||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|National Bank of Pakistan||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Habib Bank Limited||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Standard Chartered Bank||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Apna Microfinance Bank||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|First Microfinance Bank||No||No||No||Yes|
|FINCA Microfinance Bank||No||No||No||Yes|
|First Women Bank Limited||No||No||No||Yes|
|Khushhali Microfinance Bank||No||No||No||Yes|
|Telenor Microfinance Bank||Yes||No||No||No|
The Success of the ePay Punjab App
The ePay Punjab App successfully collected nearly PKR 500 million in its first 100 days. As of March 2020, more than PKR 1 billion has been collected in taxation revenue by the Punjab government after launching this app for the citizens.
The PITB also plans to include other payment channels to the app over time, including the mobile wallets, payment via TELCO Agent Networks, Debit/Credit card payments and direct debits from bank accounts.
Furthermore, Government to Business (B2G) & Government to Public (G2P) payment models might also be added in the future, along with other associated payments such as driving license fee, character certificate payment, domicile payment, admission fees for colleges, schools & universities, fees for fitness certificate of commercial vehicles and agriculture income tax.
Why choose the ePay App?
We already share the details about the ePay Punjab App. We also prepare a quick overview for you as to why you should chose the ePay Punjab App. Let have a look at it too:
- You do not have to visit government offices physically to pay your taxes & dues
- Secure, safe & easy payment processes
- Easy to download IOS, Android & web applications
- One-click payments
- Transparent procedures
- Three different payment channels
- Valid all over Punjab
- Ideal for all P2G & B2G payments
- Payment of 13 taxes across 5 departments
- You can find the right department of taxation using the smart search features
- Nearly PKR 1 billion in revenue collected over 5 months
Above we share all the details about the newly launched ePay Punjab app. Download it & share your precious reviews with us. Hope the Government of Punjab will also come up with new ideas that will help the citizens & also will save their time.
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