FBR seeks businessmen, tax bar support for revenue enhancement
Member, Inland Revenue (Operations) Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Islamabad, Dr. Mohammad Irshad visited Regional Tax Office (RTO), Peshawar and held marathon meetings with members of Peshawar Tax Bar Association, representatives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KPCCI) and tax officials.
On this occasion, Member (I.R) operations stressed upon the business community and tax bar to cooperate with the tax department for enhancing government revenues and contributing towards economic stability and prosperity of the country. Representatives of Tax Bar as well as chamber of commerce apprised the member about the problems being faced by them in particular with respect to electronic filing of returns and slow space of issuance of refunds. The Member (Operations) assured them of full cooperation in this regard at the earliest. He said that the whole IRIS system is being revamped to facilitate them in filing of their returns of income and other relevant documents.
The bar and chamber members also highlighted some of their individual local tax issues. The member FBR issued directions to the Chief Commissioner and other senior officers to promptly address these problems. He also advised them to give timeline for resolution of these issues. Dr. Mohammad Irshad emphasized that FBR has fully authorized and mandated the Regional Chief Commissioners to resolve tax payers' problems at their doorsteps.