PM Imran Khan lauds historic tax collection in the country, directs new measures

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PM Imran Khan lauds historic tax collection in the country, directs new measures

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has lauded taxpayers after tax collection surpassed Rs. 2,205 billion during the first half of the current fiscal year.

While presiding over a briefing on tax reforms in Islamabad, PM called for providing more incentives to taxpayers in the system.

During the meeting, Imran Khan was informed that the number of tax payers has increased and positive results have been witnessed after reforming the system.

PM appreciated the entire team of the government and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for their commendable work.

The meeting was informed that tax form for small and medium enterprises has been simplified from five pages to single page.

About sales tax, Imran Khan was informed that there is a surge in revenue collection from this system due to link of point of sale to directly with FBR.

Also present in meeting were Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Industries Minister Hammad Azhar, Advisor to PM on institutional reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain, Special Assistant on Revenue Dr Waqar Masood and Chairman of Federal Board of Revenue Javed Ghani.