Lakhanpur is the gateway to
the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It is contiguous to the State of Punjab and all the
incoming and outgoing vehicular traffic passes through this town. 90% of the import of
trade goods takes place through the Lakhanpur Checkpost, which works round the clock.
The Check Post, Lakhanpur was established in June 1968.
1. Collection of information with regard to import / export of taxable
and non taxable goods into / from the state besides surveillance and vigilance to thwart
the attempts of unscrupulous elements to evade tax under the provisions of the J&K VAT
Act, 2005 and CST Act, 1956.
2. Levy and collection of entry tax at the prescribed rates on the
schedule goods imported into the State for use or consumption by any
person other than registered dealer (s) or Government of India Department (s),
under the Jammu & Kashmir Entry Tax on Goods Act, 2000.