ILAM: The number of people acquiring Permanent Account Number (PAN) has significantly increased in Ilam district of Province 1, following the government’s decision to make it mandatory from the beginning of current fiscal year.
According to the Taxpayers’ Service Office, Ilam, so far it has provided 7,666 PAN.
Similarly, a total of 8,838 persons are registered as income taxpayers, 611 firms have been registered towards the value added tax (VAT), and 770 under the excise duty.
However the number of receivers of institutional PAN has reached 32. The total number of taxpayers in the district has reached 17,997.
Tax officer Prakash Rai said presently, 50-60 people in an average visit the office seeking PAN, daily.