A Tax­ing De­bate

Enterprise - - Letters -

Tax­a­tion is a com­plex phe­nom­e­non in Pak­istan. There are dif­fer­ent types of tax. Over seven mil­lion peo­ple are el­i­gi­ble to pay tax. But only 0.5 mil­lion peo­ple ac­tu­ally pay taxes. How can an econ­omy grow un­der th­ese cir­cum­stances? The im­proper col­lec­tion of taxes is a key rea­son for in­fla­tion, poverty and the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing law and or­der sit­u­a­tion. Around 52 per­cent of our econ­omy re­mains un­doc­u­mented. How can the tax­a­tion depart­ment de­velop un­der th­ese cir­cum­stances?

Taxes ex­ert a strong in­flu­ence on the econ­omy. A suit­able means of col­lect­ing taxes from every seg­ment of so­ci­ety can lead the nation to­wards pros­per­ity and de­vel­op­ment. The gov­ern­ment must work to­wards im­ple­ment­ing the tax laws in an ef­fec­tive man­ner.

Alina Amin

Karachi

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