The Excise & Taxation
was established in 2009 as a provincial Department. Its
main objective is to collect provincial taxes levied by
the Legislative Assembly Gilgit Baltistan (Henceforth
written as GB) under the aegis of GB Self Governance and
Empowerment Ordinance, 2009.
Given its peculiar constitutional
status, the GB region is exempted from federal and provincial
tax regimes in vogue in the rest of the country. The government
of GB formed the department primarily to introduce the
tax culture in the region in phases.
At present, the Excise
& Taxation Department GB is collecting token taxes
only. Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) section of Excise
and Taxation Department Gilgit Baltistan at present is
fully functional in all districts of GB. The Excise &
Taxation Department has been properly handling Motor Vehicle
Registration, fee and other allied taxes.