Sales tax increased on cigarettes: Haroon

ISLAMABAD, Apr 28 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan Saturday said sales tax had been increased on cigarettes in the budget 2018-19.
Addressing the Post Budget Press Conference along with Federal Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Pasha and Federal Secretary Finance Arif Khan, Haroon said it would help increase revenue generation as the illegal trade of cigarettes in the country had already declined to 35 per cent from 40 per cent due to the measures taken by the FBR. The government had introduced third taxation tier for the tobacco industry, which had started showing positive results, he added.