The enormous electricity bills have become an unbearable burden on Pakistanis nationwide. One of the components of electricity bills is advance income tax collected from consumers who don’t file income tax returns.
The massive outcry across the country in recent weeks has forced the government to take measures to reduce the burden of high electricity costs. KE has announced that consumers who pay their income taxes and file income tax returns regularly can apply for an advance income tax waiver if the address on the bill matches the one on their CNIC.
How to Apply for an Advance Income Tax Waiver?
Step 1: Go to the K-Electric Website
Visit the official K-Electric website https://www.ke.com.pk/customer-services/customerdetails/
Step 2: Register with CNIC and Bill ID
Look for the section on the website to register for tax removal. They will request your Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number and Bill ID.
Step 3: Enter Your Information
Carefully type in your CNIC number and make sure your Bill ID is accurate. It’s essential to be precise and double-check the details.
Step 4: Verification Process
After submitting your information, the website will ensure everything is correct.
Step 5: Confirmation of Success
If everything checks out, you’ll receive a message on your screen informing you that you’ve completed the process, and your electricity bill will show the changes.
10 Tips to Reduce Electricity Bills
1. Energy-Efficient Appliances: Invest in energy-efficient appliances with high Energy Star ratings.
2. LED Lighting: Replace incandescent bulbs with LED lights for long-term savings.
3. Unplug Devices: Unplug chargers and devices when not in use to eliminate vampire energy.
4. Use Natural Light: Make the most of natural daylight to reduce reliance on artificial lighting.
5. Energy-Efficient Fans: Use ceiling and pedestal fans instead of air conditioning.
6. Off-Peak Usage: Shift energy-intensive tasks to off-peak hours, if possible.
7. Solar Panels: Consider solar panels for sustainable, long-term electricity generation.
8. Full Loads: Run washing machines and dishwashers with full loads.
9. Dry Clothes Smartly: Line-dry clothes or use a high-spin cycle in the washer.
10. Reduce AC Usage: Employ natural ventilation and fans before turning on AC.