0.7 million new workbooks added to the system: FBR

The Federal Revenue Board (FBR) has stated that so far, revenues of 579 billion rupees have been collected during the current fiscal year and that 0.7 million taxpayers have been added to the system.

FBR President Shabbar Zaidi briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on reforms and year-long results.

Zaidi told PM that taxpayers increased from 1514817 in 2017 to 2561099 this year. He said the collection of internal taxes had increased by 28%.

The Prime Minister received information on automated registration, issuance of tax certificates, tax returns and online audits. Zaidi told PM that the goal of automation is to avoid corrupt practices.

Zaidi told the Prime Minister that FBR, in collaboration with NADRA, had set up the Sahulat web portal so that everyone could access the information online. He said the online FBR system would become more efficient.

He said that FBR facilitates the task of entrepreneurs in the country. He said that the Urdu FBR website will soon begin. He said that to facilitate trade activities, customs operations have increased.

Prime Minister Imran said on this occasion that RBA reforms and the end of corrupt practices remained the government's main priority.

He added that the tax network would develop when the public would trust FBR. He said that to ensure the confidence of the business community when registering RBA teams visiting the markets, it had to be guaranteed.