We’re living in the digital age. One of the many benefits of digitisation is efficiency, which is why both federal and provincial governments in Pakistan are increasingly working towards digitizing all of their procedures. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is taking the lead in this regard. The provincial government has recently launched an e-payment system called Zama KP for the payment of various taxes. Let’s take a look at the features of this smartphone application and how it works.
Zama KP – The E-payment Gateway For Tax
Zama KP is a full-fledged e-payment portal for paying various provincial taxes online. The smartphone application was unveiled at a launch ceremony attended by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan among other high-profile government officials.
The application has been developed and launched by the Excise & Taxation Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with technical and financial assistance of the Sub-National Governance (SNG) Programme and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British Government. Zama KP is a diverse smartphone application having various options to facilitate the general public with various important tax payments.
The launch of Zama KP is a tremendous achievement of the provincial government which will not only digitize the whole process of tax payment but also make it highly convenient for the public as well to pay their taxes. While addressing the ceremony, the chief minister said that the launch of the application for tax payment will also result in an increased collection of the taxes.
The development of the smartphone application for tax payment was planned in two phases. The first phase was to launch the application with the activated feature for the payment of token tax on vehicles. In the next phase, the development team will work on other features which include payment of property and other vehicle taxes.
Even though the development of the e-portal has been an effort of the Excise & Taxation Department, it will be available to other departments too for collection of their taxes. As part of the future updates of Zama KP, users will also be able to pay fee challans of their educational boards making it an all-in-one solution.
Features Of Zama KP
Considering the features of the Zama KP application and once they go live, it will prove to be an easy and highly efficient system for the collection of tax payments and other services. At present, only two features are live and the rest are work in progress.
The application for tax payment offers the following features:
- Token tax and history
- Vehicle verification
- Vehicle registration
- Transfer of vehicle
- New number plates
- Application status
- News and updates
How To Use The Application For Tax Payment?
The application has been developed to provide ease and convenience to all the users which is why it has a very user-friendly interface. You can follow the following steps to use the application for tax payment on your smartphone.
Step 1: Go to the play store on your smartphone and download the Zama KP mobile application.
Step 2: Create your account using your mobile phone number and a one-time password (OTP) will be sent as a text to your phone. Insert it in the application to verify your account.
Step 3: You can now use different features of the application. You can start by seeing the tutorials to acquaint yourself with the features of the application.
Step 4: If you want to use any feature of the application, click on more and a list of features will open in front of you.
Benefits Of Launching Zama KP
Following the direction and vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, all the provinces of Pakistan are now digitizing their services. Going online to cut down on long queues outside public offices and digitizing the processes in a few easy steps is the future now. These advancements using information and technology in the public sector are mutually beneficial for both the public and the government.
Listed below are some of the benefits of launching and using the smartphone application for tax payment:
- Ease and convenience for a common man to use services on their mobile phones
- Diverse application with various payment options and other facilities
- Online and digitization is the future and the launch of Zama KP is a step in the right direction
- An increase in the tax collection in the province is expected
- Use of IT for better governance
- Better record maintenance
This is all you need to know about the launch of the Zama KP application in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.