District sales tax department has initiated a series of measures to achieve the revised revenue target for this fiscal.
Senior department officials said that they now had to achieve a target of Rs 1,401.77 crore in this fiscal vis--vis the earlier target of Rs 1,184.53 crore.
The department will erect three checkposts, intensify mobile checking drives, add new tax payers and focus more on unorganised sectors for increasing collection.
We are looking for new places in Bahragora to start three new checkposts in the district. The posts would come up soon and help to keep an eye on the goods being transported out of district, said additional commissioner of sales tax Vinay Kumar Sinha.
Besides, instructions have also been passed on to the officials to intensify mobile checking drives to keep an strict vigil on the goods being transported out of the city.
Measures will be taken to increase percentage of unorganised players to pay taxes to the department. According to sales tax officials, 7 per cent of the unorganised sector presently pays taxes to the department. Efforts are being made to increase that percentage to at least 10 to 12 per cent.
The department is hoping to rope in 3,000 new tax payers through these drives.
Special VAT registration camp is being organised taking the help of industry and traders associations, Sinha said.
Conceding that the unorganised sector would not help in increasing the revenue collection, Sinha claimed that the market slump is improving and they are expecting a good returns from corporate houses in days to come.