KE facilitation desk activated for KCCI members

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31st Aug, 2021. 06:29 pm

KARACHI: To facilitate members of the business and industrial community, K-Electric’s temporary facilitation desk has been established at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) to assist the members, which were activated from August 31, 2021, a statement said on Tuesday.

The facilitation desk was inaugurated jointly by KCCI senior vice president M Saqib Goodluck and KEL general manager Hina Malik in a simple ceremony, which was also attended by Public Sector Utilities Subcommittee chairman Atif Jameel ur Rehman and deputy chairman Tanveer Barry, it added.

The KE’s team will be available at the KCCI for two working days a week, i.e., Tuesday and Thursday with public dealing timings from 10:00am till 01:30pm and they will continue to facilitate the members for four consecutive weeks.

As per the amendments in the Finance Act, KE has been tasked to charge 7.5 per cent withholding tax on its bills, amounting to more than Rs25,000 from July 1, 2021 in case of non-filers. However, the income tax filers are exempted, in this regard.

The filers who receive KE bills in the names other than their own, may get their names added in the KE’s data as a user for availing exemption of withholding tax, which can easily be done by visiting the facilitation desk at the KCCI where the members will also be provided the facility to get their ownership changed in the KE bills.

The KCCI has requested its members to benefit from this facility at the chamber and get their abovementioned issues resolved in a timely manner.

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