FBR launches pilot project to motivate non-filers to become part of Tax Net
Federal Bureau of Revenue Chairman Tariq Mahmood Pasha says businessmen are playing a pivotal role in strengthening the national economy as they are its backbone.
Speaking at Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he said the government is giving top priority to enhancing the tax net and pay due respect to traders.
The FBR Chairman said a pilot project has been launched in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to reach out to non-filers and motivate them to become part of the tax net.
He said 495,000 new filers have been added to the tax net this year.
Tariq Mahmood Pasha said the FBR had clear directions from the prime minister that the burden of taxes should not be increased on the existing taxpayers.
He said it is not possible to move forward without documentation of economy so they had a plan to simplify tax filing system to enable less educated persons to submit tax returns without any help from lawyers.
Speaking on the occasion, RCCI President Zahid Latif Khan said FBR officials should treat traders with respect.