Pak­istan’s fu­ture linked with tax cul­ture

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The Chair­man of the Fed­eral Board of Rev­enue (FBR), while speak­ing at a pre-bud­get sem­i­nar or­ga­nized by The Fed­er­a­tion of Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (FPCCI) has said that Pak­istan’s fu­ture is linked to the pro­mo­tion of a tax cul­ture.

The FBR Chair­man said the FBR had de­signed a plan to pro­mote a tax cul­ture in the coun­try for which many steps had been ini­ti­ated, in­clud­ing es­tab­lish­ment of a Data Ware­house which will boost the num­ber of tax­pay­ers from the ex­ist­ing 1.3 mil­lion to 20 mil­lion.

He said the FBR was de­ter­mined to im­prove the taxto-GDP ra­tio to make Pak­istan a re­spectable and self­sus­tain­ing na­tion.

The FBR chair­man said meet­ing the busi­ness com­mu­nity helped the FBR to get first­hand knowl­edge and reaction of stake­hold­ers which would help them im­prove per­for­mance and en­sure a level play­ing field. He said FBR was em­ploy­ing lat­est tech­nol­ogy ad­justed to lo­cal needs, to fa­cil­i­tate tax­pay­ers and dis­cour­age mis­use of au­thor­ity by field staff.

As­sur­ing all sup­port to the busi­ness com­mu­nity, An­sar Javed said FBR is not sup­posed to col­lect taxes only but to take care of the eco­nomic di­rec­tion the coun­try takes and play its role in de­vel­op­ment of so­ci­ety.

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